Women’s cross country wins, men take second

The cross country team traveled to Carlisle, Pa. on Saturday to compete in the Dickinson College Invitational. The women ran a 4K race and placed first overall. The men ran both a 4K and an 8K, placing second overall in both events.

The Tartan women finished strong with their top three runners finishing first, seventh, and 20th, respectively. First-year Emily Wobb earned her second first-place finish of the year, winning the 4K with a time of 14:38.7. Finishing next for the Tartans was junior Courtney Baker, who placed seventh with a time of 15:14.6, followed by sophomore Cassie Wallace, finishing 20th with a time of 15:58.7. Junior Laura McKee (16:07.7), first-year Eva Humphrey (16:35.2), and sophomore Alyssa Montanaro (16:36.6) finished in 24th, 37th, and 38th, respectively. The Tartans women won the meet with a score of 28.

“The Dickinson Invitational was a great race for the women’s teams,” said Baker, one of the team’s captains. “Not only did we make a huge improvement as a team by winning the 4K short race, the majority of our individual times were personal records. This race is a great indication of what is going to come further down in the season.”

The men also ran well for Carnegie Mellon. In the 8K, junior Dan Addis led the way, finishing second overall with a time of 26:06.7, followed by junior J.P. Allera in sixth with a time of 26:39.7 and senior Dario Donatelli (26:47.5) in seventh. Junior Justin Kurp crossed the line in 27:21.4, good enough for 15th, and senior Chris Rizzo (27:22.5) was close behind in 16th to help seal second in the event with a score of 15.

In the 4K, sophomore Matt Jacob finished first out of the Tartans in 12:20.1, earning second place overall. Following Jacob, junior Nate Bussiere (12th) finished in 12:36.9 and sophomore Rob Morhard (21st) ran in a time of 12:54.9. In total, the men finished second in the event with a score of 35. Overall, they finished second in the Dickinson Invitational with 44 points total.

Both teams will compete on Oct. 10 at 11:30 a.m. in their only home meet of the year, the Carnegie Mellon Invitational, hosted in Schenley Park.