Men's Cross Country Finishes Sixth at the Mid-Atlantic Regional
Nov. 9, 2012
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The Navy men's cross country team placed sixth at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship on Friday in University Park, Pa. No. 24 Georgetown edged Villanova, 56-57, for first place, as both teams earned the region's automatic bids to the NCAA Championship. Princeton (61 points), American (145 points) and Penn State (147) rounded out the top five. Navy posted team score of 179 as it placed in the top six for the fourth consecutive season.
"We ran as a pack and we had a great game plan, but the whole thing turned out bittersweet," said Navy head coach Al Cantello.
Senior Chris Galvin led all Navy runners by placing 23rd and finishing the 10k course with time of 30:58. By finishing in the top 25, Galvin earned All-Mid-Atlantic Region honors. Galvin, who was named the Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year earlier in the week, has now been Navy's top finisher in three meets this season.
Junior Robert Patterson led a trio of Mids that finished within six seconds of one another. Patterson clocked a time of 31:20, while Sean Rynning and John Sweeney followed by both crossing the finish line in 31:26.
Senior captain Kyle Satterwhite wasn't far behind, finishing 44th with a time of 31:31.
Temple's Travis Mahoney took the individual title with a time of 30:24, which was 0:10 ahead of the meet's second-place finisher Sam McEntee of Villanova.