Tigers Win Second Straight NCAC Title; Christian is Individual Champion

Tigers Win Second Straight NCAC Title; Christian is Individual Champion

Powell, Ohio - Led by three top-five finishes including Paul Christian's individual title, DePauw totaled 37 points and won its second straight North Coast Athletic Conference championship. Allegheny was second with 80.

Christian ran the 8,000 meters in 25:32.3 to top the field by over 13 seconds. The conference title was not only his first, but the first for a DePauw runner since the Tigers joined the NCAC. Christian was fifth last year, fourth as a sophomore and 12th in 2015.

Joining Christian as a first team all-NCAC honoree were Zach Batt in third (25:48.9) and Cole Martin in fifth (26:04.4). Batt was seventh in 2017 and second in 2016, while Martin was ninth last year.

Zane Williams was named the NCAC Newcomer of the Year after turning in an 11th-place showing (26:40.5) which was good for a spot on the all-NCAC Second Team.

Earning spots on the third team were Aaron Worley in 17th (26:51.6) and Spencer Miller in 21st (27:01.1).

Rounding out the Tigers' top seven was Mile Main in 38th (27:43.0).

"Defending our title was really important to the guys," said DePauw head coach Kori Stoffregen.

"They showed great patience in the race and really moved up well. We are excited for regionals. The  team really wants to get back to nationals."

The NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships are set for Saturday, November 10, and are hosted by Franklin College.