Men's Cross Country Finishes Fourth at the Harry Groves Invitational
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The Navy men's cross country team competed with some of the top teams in the Mid-Atlantic region on Saturday at the Harry Groves Spike Shoe Invitational and placed fourth with a total of 91 points. Princeton, which is ranked No. 21 in the nation, won the meet with 25 points, and 14th-ranked Georgetown took second with a total of 58. Host Penn State was third with 78 points.
Saturday's meet was the first of two for Navy at University Park, Pa., this season as the Midshipmen will return to face some of the same competition at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships on Nov. 9.
Navy's Robert Patterson, who stayed in the lead pack for the entire race, was the first Mid to cross the finish line as he placed ninth with a time of 26:29. Sophomore John Sweeney followed in 14th place with a time of 26:35 on the 5.2-mile course.
"I think we have a team," said Navy head coach Al Cantello after the meet.
Princeton's Alejandro Arroyo Yamin won the individual title with a time of 26:00.
The Midshipmen will make their first of two appearances at home next Saturday when they host the Navy Invitational.