Men’s XC finishes 11th in 40-team field

Samantha Nguyen, Contributing Writer

Forty teams came out and competed in the Paul Short Invitational in Bethlehem, Pa. on Oct. 4. The men’s cross country team finished in 11th place in the event.

The team was paced by Peter Murray ’16, who came in 31st individually (25:46). Princeton came out victorious with a score of 83, while the Bison finished with 334.

“It was a very encouraging day for our team. We had a solid pack of guys that was able to work together well throughout the race,” Murray said.

The other runners for the Bison performed well overall. Ross Pirnie ’17 finished in 61st overall (26:04), Zachary Williams ’18 finished 74th (26:11), Dylan Cowell ’15 finished 81st (26:13), Luke Giugliano ’17 finished 87th (26:15), Benjamin Mueller ’17 finished 144th (26:49), and Kyle Adams ’18 finished 147th (26:50). There were 341 runners in total.

“We rested a lot of guys who competed the previous week, but this meet showed that the depth of this team is improving and will hopefully allow us to contend for a Patriot League Title when we return to this same course a few weeks from now,” Murray said.

The Bison have two invitationals on Oct. 18. Some team members will be going to the Gettysburg Invitational, and others will head to New Jersey for the Princeton Invitational. These are the final races before the Patriot League Championships.

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