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Men's Cross Country Competes in Strong Field at the Notre Dame Invite

Robert Patterson turned in a time of 25:01 at the Notre Dame Invitational.

Robert Patterson turned in a time of 25:01 at the Notre Dame Invitational.

Sept. 28, 2012

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The Navy men's cross country team took on a host of national powerhouse programs in the 57th-annual Notre Dame Invitational in South Bend, Ind., on Friday. The 20-team field featured 10 programs ranked in the latest national top-30 poll and it was No. 20 Tulsa that came out on top by placing four runners in the top-15. Navy finished in 17th place with a team score of 415, ahead of Liberty, No. 19 Michigan and Mississippi State.

"We were shooting to be in the top-15," said Navy head coach Al Cantello. "It was an intersectional field and given hindsight, we would have come back. We'll run faster in the next meet as a result of today."

Senior Chris Galvin led all Navy finishers in the 5-mile race as he turned in a time of 24:27 to place 42nd. It marked the second time this season that Galvin was Navy's top finisher. Sophomore John Sweeney followed in 76th place with a time of 24:45.

Senior captain Kyle Satterwhite and junior Robert Patterson finished just two seconds apart in 94th and 96th, respectively. Satterwhite clocked a 24:59 and Patterson a 25:01.

Juniors C.J. Elward, Sean Rynning and freshman Steve Schroeder completed Navy's top-seven. Elward (117th) turned in a 25:18, Rynning (120th) a 25:22 and Schroeder (122nd) a 25:23.

Tulsa's Chris O'Hare topped the field of 163 participants with a time of 23:33.

The Midshipmen will be off next weekend before returning to Annapolis to face Army in the annual Star Meet on Oct. 13.



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