Cross Country Men Take Third in St. Vincent Invitational

Cross Country Men Take Third in St. Vincent Invitational

ST. VINCENT (Pa.) – The West Virginia Wesleyan men's cross country team didn't land anyone in the top 10 but still had enough strong finishes to place third overall among 16 teams today in the St. Vincent College Invitational.

Wesleyan finished third with 100 points.

Carnegie Mellon won the event with 37 points while Allegheny was second with 55.

Wesleyan placed four runners in the top 25.

Matt Dearth was the top Bobcat finisher placing 14th with a time of 27.16.

Marcus Black finished 16th (27:47), Marshall Sharp placed 17th (28:02) and Colin Wallace was 23rd (28:24).

The final runner scoring was Sean Snyder in 30th (28:41).

The other Bobcats running were Chad Longanacre in 35th (28:47) and Ian Frailey in 45th (29:10).

Indiana's (Pa.) Austin Cooper bested 104 other runs to win the individual title with a time of 26:27.

"The kids ran with a lot more heart today," remarked head coach Jesse Skiles. "They battled the hills and really laid it all out there. We are definitely not where we need to be right now, but today was a step in the right direction"

The Bobcats will run again Saturday, Oct. 1 in the Greater Louisville Classic.