GW Men's Cross Country Takes Fifth at George Mason Invitational

Freshman Ryan Tucker

Sept. 29, 2012

Complete Results | @GWCrossCountry

LEESBURG, Va. - The freshman duo of Ryan Tucker and Kyle Ames paced the George Washington men's cross country team to a fifth-place finish out of seven schools on Saturday at the George Mason Invitational on Oatlands Plantation.

Tucker and Ames each turned in the strongest effort of their young careers on Saturday. Tucker led all Colonial harriers with a 30th-place finish out of 99 total runners, finishing the 7,800-meter course in 26:31.5. Ames followed closely behind in 26:39.0 for 32nd place.

Senior Alex Dadds followed in 34th place after finishing in 26:43.4. Sophomore John-Louis Pane was next across the finish line in 26:55.6, taking 42nd place overall.

Junior Jackson Carnes took 53rd after finishing in 27:28.4 and was followed by freshman Ben Curtis (58th, 27:42.3) and sophomore Tyler Gillies (59th, 27:43.3).

Rounding out the Colonial harriers were freshman Robert Craven (84th, 29:01.6) and sophomore John Perrino (86th, 29:23.3).

Defending Atlantic 10 Champions and regionally-ranked La Salle won the event, followed by George Mason, American, UMBC, GW, Mount St. Mary's and St. Bonaventure.

The Colonials will participate in one final meet, the Princeton Invitational on Oct. 13, ahead of the Atlantic 10 Championship (Oct. 27 in Philadelphia) .



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