The Hiram College cross country teams competed at the annual Inter-Regional Rumble hosted by Oberlin College in Oberlin. The Terrier women placed 29th and the men were 31st.
The Hiram women finished the event with a team total of 934 points to place 29th of 30 teams. Host school Oberlin captured the team title with 65 points, followed by SUNY-Geneseo (N.Y.) in second with 90 points. Rounding out the top three teams was New York University with 115 points.
Individually, junior Laila Almassri (Parma/Normandy) led the way with a time of 25:04.00 and placed 192nd overall out of 270 total runners. Senior Megan Orosz(Mentor/Notre-Dame Cathedral Latin) had the second fastest time at 28:37.40 and was followed by freshman Ashley Dillon (Orwell/Grand Valley) and junior Clarissa Claflin(Mayfield/Mayfield Heights) with marks of 28:46.50 and 28:48.00 respectively. Sophmore Patricia Bohls (Macedonia/Nordonia) completed the 6k course in a time of 30:41.20 to place fourth on the team. Rounding out the Hiram competitors was junior Carly Kidner (Ashtabula/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) and senior Jill Kramer (Cleveland/St. Joseph Academy) who posted times of 32:48.70 and 39:04.70.
The Hiram men finished with 956 points to place 31st of 32 teams. Geneseo finished first in the team standings with 55 points. NYU was second with 85 points and Allegheny (Pa.) College was third at 135 points.
Freshman Matt Walker (Stow) led the Terrier men with a time of 27:25.70 and placed 195th overall out of 275 total runners. Senior Brian Nemire (Berlin Heights/Edison) was the second Hiram runner to cross the finish line in a time of 27:57.70. Fellow senior Brendan Curtin (Burton/Berkshire) was third at 29:09.80 and was followed by juniorTomoyuki Fujimoto (Mino, Japan) who ran a time of 30:16.00. Junior Anthony Franklin (Newbury) recorded a time of 31:28.70 to round out the Hiram competitors.
The Hiram cross country teams will be idle until Saturday, Oct. 27 when the Terriers will compete in the North Coast Athletic Conference Championships. The College of Wooster will serve as the host school with the first race set to begin at 11 a.m.