The men’s cross country team completed its fall season with a 10th-place finish at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships at Penn State in University Park on Nov. 14. A total of 23 collegiate teams competed in the NCAA race.
Andrew Garcia-Garrison ’15 finished first for the Bison in the 10k race in 31:07, putting him in 36th place overall. Garcia-Garrison is coming off a whirlwind season; he previously finished third in in the Patriot League Championships and earned First Team All-Patriot League honors.
John Dugan ’15 and Michael McGowan ’15 were not far behind, placing 40th and 44th respectively. Likewise, Dugan and McGowan took All-Patriot League honors and earned spots on the Academic All-Patriot League Team.
The Orange and Blue entered the Mid-Atlantic Championship meet ranked seventh overall in the Mid-Atlantic Region, and despite a drop in placement, they came out with a score of 261. The team finished ahead of St. Joseph’s and just behind Lehigh. Villanova won the team title with 41 points.
Out of 156 total runners, the Bison fared well overall and it was a strong performance for Garcia-Garrison, Dugan, and McGowan.
The men’s cross country team will look to its many rising athletes next year, and with the cross country season over, the Bison will turn their focus onto the indoor track season.