Cross country runs at Dickinson

On Saturday, the Carnegie Mellon cross country team made a trip to the Long-Short Invitational hosted by Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa. The men’s team competed in both an 8k and a 4k, taking home fifth and third place, respectively. The women competed in a 6k and a 4k race, coming in sixth in the 6k. With only three runners competing, they placed 14th in the 4k.

In the 8k, junior Evan Gates led the Tartans and finished third overall with a time of 26:48, while sophomore Adam Cantini crossed the finish line next and came in 15th place with a time of 27:27. Sophomore Brendan O’Hara took home 23rd place. Juniors Billy Littlefield and Graham Shorr came in 44th and 45th, respectively, with times of 28:21 and 28:25.

Later, in the 4k, sophomore Josh Newby finished first for the Tartans and eighth overall with a time of 12:46. Senior Rob Morhard finished next with a 20th place finish in 13:05. Sophomore Ken Murphy finished his race soon after with a time of 13:09. Finally, senior Kyle Andrews placed 24th in 13:12.

On the women’s side, junior Emily Wobb set the tone for the meet when she won the 6k with a time of 24:09. Sophomore Catherine Paquette came next, finishing the race in 26th place, with a time of 24:56. First-year Hailey Brown came in third for the Tartans, and scored a 44th place finish overall in 25:27, while fellow first-year Halley Bayer came in 59th with a time of 25:29. Rounding out the top five for the Tartans in the 6k was senior Cassie Wallace, who finished the race in 26:00.

Junior Leila Bouabdellaoui led the Tartans in the 4k, taking 43rd place with a time of 17:07. Senior Lauren Sittler finished next, followed by junior Lisa Rising, with times of 17:22 and 17:33, respectively.

The Tartans will compete in their own invitational on Saturday, Oct. 8. Be sure to stop by Schenley Park to see the Tartans’ cross country compete. The women start racing at 10 a.m. and the men start at 11 a.m.