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Arkes Blazes Into 1st Place At Olde English Classic

September 25, 2017
By Noah Sisson

Beloit, WI -- This Saturday the Beloit Buccaneers stayed at home and ran the annual Old English Classic at Leeson Park.

This was a very particular style of racing that involves running through creeks and jumping over hay bales. For the XC team, the Old English has become a sacred event and Alumni from years past usually make the pilgrimage years after they graduate.

Again this year Alumni joined the current team in participating throughout the event.

Winning the men’s race was Beloit junior and co-captain Daniel Arkes with a respectable 28:32.7. Charles Sandberg (Sophomore) came in 6 the at the 29:41.2 mark. Coming in 12th was Philippe Mortelliti (Freshman) with a 30:17.9. In 22nd was Forrest Lloyd (Senior) claiming a 31:22.6, followed by Noah Sisson (Sophomore) in 24th with a 31:34.9.

It is important to note that the heat was definitely a factor in this race along with the creek crossings. Temperature stayed well within the high 80's and low 90's throughout the races.

Men’s Teams Scores
Knox 50
Beloit 64
North Park 118
Maranatha 133
Beloit Alumni 141

Miranda Simes (Honor’s Term Senior, co-captain) led the women’s team coming in 4th with a 22:19.5. In 7th was Jamie Manchen (Junior) 23:14.1. Earning a 24:02.5 and coming in 11th was Britta Johnson (Junior) followed closely by Sophia Miliotis (Junior) in 15th with a 24:19.4. Frances Knaggs (Sophomore) rounded out the scoring runners for the women coming in 17th with a 24:34.8.

Women’s Team Scores
Beloit 51
Knox 57
North Park 81
Maranatha 121