John Walker,M Cross Country,Freshman,WesterlyRI,(Thru Oct. 14)

John Walker,M Cross Country,Freshman,WesterlyRI,(Thru Oct. 14)

John Walker of Westerly, RI has given the Warriors a prominent freshman 1-2 punch all season, teaming with Ryan Escoda as the classmates have led Eastern at the front in all five races this season. When the team finished fifth among 14 teams Saturday at Western New England University, Walker ran at a 5:33 pace over 8,000 meters, taking 14th overall among 135 finishers in a time of 27:34. Walker has teamed with Escoda all year long, placing 18th overall in a field of 91 at Fitchburg, 110th among 295 at UMass Dartmouth, 11th among 140 at Gordon and second to individual champion Escoda Sept. 29 at CCRI.