Men's Cross Country Takes 13th at Atlantic 10 Championship
Oct. 27, 2012
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - The George Washington men's cross country team competed at the Atlantic 10 Championship on Saturday morning at Belmont Plateau in Fairmount Park, running to a 13th-place finish.
Conference newcomer Butler won both the men's and women's championships on an overcast and mild morning in Fairmount Park. The course featured two-and-a-half large loops around the park sandwiched around a hilly wooded portion with tight turns and uneven terrain.
Sophomore Jackson Carnes and senior Alex Dadds paced the Colonials on Saturday afternoon, finishing just one second apart. Carnes was first across the finish line in 27:02.2 (56th of 136 runners), while Dadds was right behind in 27:03.8 (57th). Freshman Ryan Tucker was not far behind, taking 60th place in 27:06.2.
Freshman Kyle Ames was next to finish, navigating the 8,000-meter course in 27:32.9 (78th). Sophomores John-Louis Pane (113th, 28:32.5), Tyler Gillies (132nd, 29:59.5) and John Perrino (133rd, 30:12.2) rounded out the Colonials' harriers.
GW will resume its season next Saturday at the Cavalier Open in Charlottesville, Va., ahead of the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional on November 9.