men's cross country 2019 season preview

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – After finishing in the top-20 (17th) at the NCAA Division III New England Regional meet last fall, the Wesleyan men’s cross country team is excited to start the 2019 campaign by hosting the Little Three Championship on Saturday, September 14th.

thoughts from head coach john crooke

“The team worked extremely hard this summer and I am eager to start the season. We are looking to be very competitive at the NESCAC Championship and the NCAA Division III New England Regional meet this year.”

key returners

william bajohr

Photo by: Geoff Bolte

Entering his senior season, Bajohr set a personal-record in the 6K last fall with a time of 21:05.2.

adam linsky

Photo by: Geoff Bolte

Along with Bajohr, Linsky also enters his final season with the Cardinals. Last year, Linsky ran personal-best times in the 6K (27:09.2) at the Rowan Interregional Border Battle and in the 4K (21:38.7) at the Little Three Championship.

kevin mcmorrow

Photo by: Geoff Bolte

McMorrow returns after a great junior campaign in which he placed in the top-100 at the Division III New England Regional meet, as well as the top-20 at the NESCAC Championship. Additionally, he set personal-records in the 8K (25:56.5) and the 6K (20:07.1).

grant van inwegen

Photo by: Garret Weintrob '21

Following an all-around great year in cross country and on the track, van Inwegen returns for his senior season. Last fall, he ran a personal-best time in the 6K, crossing the line in 20:27.8.


eli gappelberg

Photo by: Steve McLaughlin

callen neveu

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jasper shapiro

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michael tramontano

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the coaching staff

John Crooke enters his 20th season as head coach of the men’s and women’s cross country programs, and he welcomes back Tom Awad for his second season.