Sports

Cross country teams host pre-regional meet

Carnegie Mellon’s cross
country teams hosted the
Mideast Pre-Regional meet
last Saturday at Cooper’s Lake
Camp Ground in Slippery
Rock, Pa.

The ladies competed in
a 6k, placing fifth out of 14
teams, while the men participated
in an 8k, placing first
out of all 16 teams.
The Tartan men, who
claimed their second straight
team first-place finish, completely
obliterated the competition.
Senior Dan Addis
took first place with a time of
25:41, trailed closely by senior
Nate Bussiere, who had
a second-place finish just two
seconds later.
Senior Justin Kurp also had
an excellent performance, finishing
fourth with a time of
26:07. The next finisher for
Carnegie Mellon was junior
Matt Jacob, taking 11th place
in 26:42.

“Hosting the pre-regional
meet was a great opportunity
for our men’s team to
establish our presence as a
powerful force in the Mideast
region,” Addis said, commenting
on the success of the meet.
“With a number of returning
top runners coming off of injury
and sickness, I couldn’t
be more impressed with the
underclassmen’s performance
as they stepped up to help the
team secure the win.” As far
as team goals, he added, “We
have a ways to go before the
regional championship, but
our ability to work as a team
is what is going to be the biggest
challenge to our opponents.
Carnegie Mellon men’s
cross country is going to turn
some heads this season at the
conference, regional, and national
level.”

On the women’s side,
sophomore Emily Wobb paced
the Lady Tartans with a thirdplace
finish with a time of
22:32. Senior Courtney Baker
followed Wobb, placing 11th
with a time of 23:25.
Next, senior Danielle Morse
brought home a 39th-place
finish in 24:47. Senior Laura
McKee managed a 53rd-place
finish with a time of 25:08,
and she was followed closely
by sophomore teammate Eva
Humphrey with a time of
25:11.