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Noah Scherf finishes ninth at 2019 World Para Athletics Championships

November 15, 2019

Earlham College junior Noah Scherf, a member of the Quakers' cross country and track & field teams, competed in the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships on September 14 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Scherf competed in the men's T13 5000m run, completing the race in 15:33.31. He finished in ninth place out of 12 runners.

The gold medal went to Jaryd Clifford from Australia. He finished with a time of 14:40.40. Second place went to Yassine Ouhdadi el Ataby from Spain with a time of 14:42.12. The bronze medal went to Aleksandr Kostin from Russia. He completed the race in 14:42.62.

Scherf placed fourth at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru with a time of 15:44.48. He ran just over 11 seconds faster today. His personal best is 15:11.47. Scherf was the only American in the men's T13 5000m run.

He will not be back in the United States in time to compete with the Earlham men's cross country team on Saturday, November 16, as the Quakers compete at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Great Lakes Regional, beginning at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern) hosted on the campus of Calvin University located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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