Walter Wagude, Men's Cross Country

In the first collegiate race of his career, Wagude - a sophomore from Migori, Kenya - won the Trinity College Bantam Invitational on Saturday. He recorded a first-place time of 16:21.2 over five kilometers, leading the Jumbos to first place out of seven teams. In addition to battling slow conditions due to a hilly and muddy course at Wickham Park, Wagude also overcame a race management error to win. He had run with a pack of Jumbos through the first half of the race and then took the lead with about a mile to go and gapped the field. However, on the finishing stretch, the lead vehicle pulled off and guided Wagude the wrong way at the finish, which allowed Trinity's Travis Martin to catch up and pass him with 200 meters to go. Wagude was able to sprint ahead again to pass him back at the line though, winning by less than a second. Trinity's Martin (whose time was 16:22.1) was the 2021 NESCAC Track & Field Performer of the Year.