GW Cross Country Returns to Action at Saturday's Leopard Invitational
Colonials Set for Final Race Before Atlantic 10 Championship
Oct. 18, 2013
WASHINGTON - The George Washington men's and women's cross country teams return to action at Saturday's Leopard Invitational at Metzgar Fields, hosted by Lafayette University.
The men's 8,000-meter race commences at 10:00 a.m., followed by the women's 6,000-meter race at 11:00 a.m.
The Leopard Invitational marks the final tune-up race for both teams ahead of the Atlantic 10 Championships on November 2 in Richmond, Va.
The teams last competed at the Leopard Invitational during the 2011 season, with the women's team taking 10th place out of 12 teams and the men finishing in 12th out of 13 squads.
Graduate student Angela Ryck leads the women's team with four consecutive top-GW finishes, including a first-place performance at Catholic Invitational and a fifth-place performance at the Mount St. Mary's Duals.
Juniors Erica Halvorson and Katie Luker are the only student-athletes from either team to previously compete at the Leopard Invitational. Luker finished in 57th place in 2011 while Halvorson took 76th place.
On the men's side, sophomore Ryan Tucker paces the squad with three top-GW finishes. Freshman Seamus Roddy led the Colonials in their last race, taking 45th place at the Paul Short Invitational on Oct. 5.