Men's Cross Country Finished Eighth at Paul Short Run
Oct. 5, 2013
BETHLETHEM, Pa. – Against field full of highly competitive schools, Navy men’s cross country placed eight out of 47 at the Paul Short Run on Saturday, Oct. 5. Indiana University topped the field of 47 with a team total of 89 and three runners in the top-15.
“It was a good field of teams for our runners to go up against top competition,” said head coach Al Cantello. “Now we set our sights on our biggest meet of the season, which is the Star Meet against Army in two weeks.”
Navy’s Steve Schroeder paced his squad with a finishing time of 24:24 in the 8K race. Schroeder has led the Mids in three straight meets at a very high clip. Navy’s next three scoring runners were packed fairly together with Samuel Peckham (47th), Sean Rynning (63rd) and Brian De La Mora (93rd) finishing behind Schroeder.
Following No. 15 Indiana, Dartmouth and Georgetown placed second and third overall with a slim margin separating the two squads. The Big Green finished with 106 and the Hoyas right behind them with 110. Harvard, Iowa State and La Salle placed fourth, fifth and sixth with 24 points separating places four and six.
The Crimson’s senior James Leakos crossed the finish line first with a time of 23:13 with a pace of 4:41. American International, having placed 36th overall, saw sophomore Mike Biwott finish 13 seconds behind Leakos for second and Dartmouth’s Will Geoghegan seconds behind him for third place.
The Mids will have two weeks to prepare before its Star Meet against Army on Friday, Oct. 18 at West Point, N.Y.