October 31, 2009

W&L Men's Cross Country Takes Third at ODAC Championships

SALEM, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s cross country team finished in third place at the ODAC Cross Country Championships hosted by Roanoke College on Saturday afternoon.

Lynchburg won the event with 33 points and Virginia Wesleyan took second with 48 points. W&L finished in third place with 81 total points, while Bridgewater (99), Roanoke (148), Guilford (171), Eastern Mennonite (221), Emory & Henry (231), Hampden-Sydney (233) and Randolph rounded out the finishers.

First-year Harrison Tucker (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher) was the General’s top finisher as he took 10th place with a time of 28:17. Robert Warneford-Thomson (Richmond, Va./Trinity Episcopal) finished 12th with a mark of 28:30. Tucker and Warneford-Thomson both garnered Second Team All-ODAC honors for their efforts, while Warneford-Thomson also took home the ODAC Scholar-Athlete award.

Junior Rob George (Middletown, N.J./Middletown South) finished in16th place with a time of 28:54, senior Ben Stutts (Beverly Hills, Calif./Beverly Hills) finished in 21st with a time of 29:12, sophomore Matt Gossett (Atlanta, Ga./Wesleyan School) finished in 22nd place with a mark of 29:24 and sophomore Ryan Henner (Avondale Estates, Ga./Chamblee) rounded out the Generals’ finishers with a time of 29:41, which was good for 26th place.

The W&L men’s cross country team will now compete in the NCAA South/Southeast Regional meet on Sat., Nov. 14, at Guilford College. The race is set to begin at 12:00 pm.

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