Teare, Kelly Lead Spartans at 12th Annual Sudeck Classic

Captains Ethan Teare (left) and Chris Kelly (right) finished second and third, respectively. (photo by Lynne Browske)
Captains Ethan Teare (left) and Chris Kelly (right) finished second and third, respectively. (photo by Lynne Browske)

HUNTING VALLEY, Ohio – Senior co-captains Ethan Teare (Burton, Ohio/Berkshire) and Chris Kelly (Twinsburg, Ohio/Twinsburg) finished second and third, respectively, to lead the Case Western Reserve University men's cross country team to a runner-up finish at the 12th Annual Bill Sudeck Classic at Squire Valleevue Farm.

Teare, who finished 11th during last year's meet, crossed the line in 19:44.80. Kelly, the individual champion from a year ago, finished in 19:48.40.

Allegheny College (Pa.), ranked No. 15 in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) preseason national poll, won the team title with 26 points. Case wasn't far behind with 29.

In addition to Teare and Kelly, a trio of Spartans rounded out the scoring and claimed places seven through nine overall. Senior Phil Yeung (Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper St. Clair) was seventh (20:21.70), junior David Dixon (Atlanta, Ga./Lakeside) raced home in eighth (20:23.30) and freshman Timothy Travitz (Salisbury, Md./Parkside) was ninth (20:25.50).

The Spartans return to action next Saturday, September 8 at the Knight Invitational at Calvin College (Mich.) at 10:00 a.m.

The Sudeck Classic is named in honor of legendary former coach and CWRU Hall of Famer, Bill Sudeck, who passed away in August of 2000.