GW Men's Cross Country Finishes 10th at Princeton Invite
Colonials Set Multiple PRs in Final Regular-Season Meet
PRINCETON, N.J. - The George Washington men's cross country finished in 10th place out of 23 competing teams in its final regular-season meet of the season on Saturday at the Princeton Invitational at the West Windsor Fields.
Junior Ryan DePinto recorded his fourth consecutive top team finish and set a new personal record at the 8,000-meter distance to lead the Colonials on Saturday. The Syosset, New York, native finished in 29th place out of 226 competitors. He finished the course in 24:49.10, an 18-second improvement on his previous personal best from earlier this season at the Paul Short Invitational.
Senior Jordan Pantalone was next across the finish line, taking 47th place in a new personal-record time of 25:02.70. His performance was a 14-second improvement on his previous record which was also set at this season's Paul Short Invitational.
Junior Carter Day joined his teammates with a new personal best after finishing in 25:02.70, an eight-second improvement, to take 63rd place overall.
Senior Seamus Roddy finished in 71st place in 25:21.40 while junior Charles Arnold (90th, 25:37.20) and freshman Colin Wills (95th, 25:45.10) followed with new personal-best times. Freshman Jon Dooling (98th, 25:46.10) rounded out GW's scoring harriers.
GW's remaining six competitors all set new personal records on Saturday. Junior Trevor Sye (26:03.60), senior Anthony Ruiz (26:19.30), junior Chris Shaffer (26:21.40) and sophomore Connor James (26:57.00) all improved on previous bests while junior Noah Duell (28:07.10) and freshman Paul Housey (28:36.50) each competed at the 8K distance for the first time in their collegiate careers.
GW will be idle next weekend in preparation for the upcoming Atlantic 10 Championship, October 29 at Pole Greene Park in Richmond, Virginia.
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