Senior Karl Wachter cruised to victory over the four-mile course to lead Tommie Men's Cross Country to Wednesday's razor-thin 28-29 win over Macalester in the annual Summit Cup dual meet.
The competition was held at St. Catherine University.
Wachter, running his first race of the season, recorded a 21:04 time and topped runner-up Jake Lepak of Macalester by 36 seconds.
A young Tommie contingent helped preserve the win. Freshmen Adam McCollar (22:17), Morey Smith (22:19) and Zach Haire (22:20) and sophomore Keegan Sansone (22:23) placed 8-9-10-11 to help hold off the Scots.
St. Thomas had 15 of the first 20 finishers.
The Tommies will have some runners competing Sept. 21 at the Carleton Invite.