GW Men's Cross Country Runs to 16th-Place Finish at Princeton Invitational
Oct. 13, 2012
PRINCETON, N.J. - All six harriers set personal records as the George Washington men's cross country team ran to a 16th-place finish out of 28 competing teams at the Princeton Invitational at the West Windsor Fields on Saturday afternoon.
The Colonials enjoyed great individual success on Saturday. Freshman Ryan Tucker led the charge by shattering his personal best by nearly two minutes on the way to a 60th-place finish (25:13) out of 212 total runners in the 8,000-meter event. Tucker followed his 30th place finish at the Mason Invite (9/29) with another strong performance on Saturday.
Senior Alex Dadds was next across the finish line, shaving 45 seconds off of his previous best for a 95th-place finish in 24:34. Sophomore John-Louis Pane followed in 25:58 for 124th-place, 42 seconds better than his old record.
Sophomore Jackson Carnes finished in 26 minutes flat for 129th-place, a five second improvement on his PR. He was followed by freshman Kyle Ames (139th, 26:10) and sophomore Tyler Gillies (195th, 27:33).
The Colonials finished ahead of NJIT, which is currently ranked 14th in the Mid-Atlantic Region. The field contained a number of regionally and nationally-ranked teams.
GW returns to action on October 27 at the Atlantic 10 Championships in Philadelphia, Pa..