Cross country competes at Mideast Regional
On Saturday, the Carnegie Mellon cross country team competed in the Mideast Regional in Bethlehem, Pa. Hosted by Muhlenberg College, and with over 300 athletes competing on both the men's and women's side, the Tartans were set up for a competitive day. The men competed in an 8k, placing second overall, while the women ran a 6k and came in seventh at the Regional. This being their final meet before NCAAs, the Tartans set out to achieve impressive results.
The top performances for the men came from sophomore Matt Jacob (third, 25:09), junior J.P. Allera (12th, 25:28), junior Dan Addis (14th, 25:31), junior Nate Bussiere (19th, 25:39), and finally junior Justin Kurp (21st, 25:48).
Due to their outstanding results this season, the men's cross country team will continue on to NCAAs.
The women were not as successful, however, with only two Tartan runners in the top 15 — first-year Emily Wobb (sixth, 21:54) and junior Courtney Baker (13th, 22:25).
Wobb's sixth place finish at the Regional sets her up to receive an at-large individual bid to compete at NCAAs.
The NCAA Division III Cross Country Championship will be held next Saturday in Cleveland, Ohio for both the men and women.