Cross country teams place high at Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble

Both the men’s and the women’s cross country teams at Carnegie Mellon traveled to Oberlin College in in Oberlin, Ohio to compete in the cross country Inter-Regional Rumble. The two teams emerged successful, with the women finishing fifth out of 24 teams, and with the men placing third out of 31 teams. The men’s team is currently ranked 13th in the country.

Finishing first for the Tartans in the 8k run was senior Dan Addis. He came in fifth in the overall race of 281 athletes with a time of 25:03.5. Fellow senior Nate Bussiere finished next, scoring 12th place in 25:31.4. Sophomore Evan Gates and first-year Mike Standish finished shortly after, with times of 26:08.7 and 26:12.9, respectively. Gates earned a 42nd place finish while Standish took 46th. Fifth on the team was junior Rob Morhard coming in at 66th place with a time of 26:27.6.

On the women’s side, in the 6k, highlights include a third-place finish overall from sophomore Emily Wobb, with a time of 21:55.1, followed by senior Courtney Baker, who came in 15th overall in 22:42.6. Coming in third for the Tartans was junior Christine Warner, who took 25th place with a time of 22:55.8. Rounding out the top five for Carnegie Mellon were seniors Laura McKee and Danielle Morse, who finished 57th and 79th overall with times of 23:31.7 and 23:56.7.

“Our team performed really well at Oberlin, as we worked together and also had some individual personal records,” Warner said. “Our tough workouts and dedication are beginning to pay off.”

The Tartans will be competing in the UAA championships hosted by New York University next weekend in New York City.

“We are all really excited for the UAA Championships in New York and for the opportunity to run our best races and to show that we have what it takes to compete against top teams,” Warner said. “We improve each and every day, so if we keep working hard, stay focused, and continue to motivate one another, we will have the opportunity to accomplish great things this season. We have our goals set high and believe that anything is possible.”