Aquinas - Men Place 13th, Cherry Races to All-American Honors
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The men's cross country team concluded the 2015 season with a 13th place finish at the NAIA National Championships in Charlotte, North Carolina. The 60th annual championships were contested on the grounds of McAlpine Park in Charlotte. Oklahoma City claimed their third start team title as they totaled 78 points. The Saints, who were competing in their 16th straight championship, tallied 408 points. Fellow WHAC members Indiana Tech (14th - 445 points) and Cornerstone (28th - 681) also competed at the championships. The meet was highlighted by the All American performance of senior Jeff Cherry. Cherry, a native of Hesperia, placed 18th in a time of 25:07 to become the eleventh Saint in program history to garner All American accolades. Jacob Towne followed Cherry through the chute in 92nd place with a time of 26:12. The Saints also received a strong performance from Nick Whise, who ran a personal best (26:18) to place 105th overall. Rounding out the scoring for the Saints was Tom Willet (135th - 26:30) and Brad Perschbacher (162nd - 26:40). Also competing for the Saints was Trevor Thiebaut (231st - 27:10) and Joey Ciaravino (287th - 27:52).