BLACKSBURG, Va. — Led by junior Patrick Hunter (Harrisburg, N.C./Cannon School), the 24th-ranked Washington and Lee men's cross country team finished fourth out of five Division I and II teams at the Hokie Invite on Friday.
Concord claimed the team championship with 38 points. VMI was second with 50 points, Radford was third with 57 points and the Generals notched 77 points.
Junior Andrew Goldman of Virginia Tech won the individual title with a time of 18:30.70 on the 6k course. Hunter was 14th out of 70 runners in 19:27.30. First-year Freddie Marx (Greensboro, N.C./Walter Hines Page) took 17th (19:34.4).
Senior MacKenzye Leroy (Port Jervis, N.Y./Port Jervis) finished 26th with a time of 19:59.60, and junior Hank Patrick (Baton Rouge, La./University Laboratory School) was right behind him in 27th (19:59.80). First-year Daniel Cope (Dallas, Texas/St. Mark's School) rounded out the scoring in 35th in 20:17.20.
The Generals held out some of their top runners in the first race of the season, and intentionally ran as a pack in the early goings of the race to better prepare for competitions later in the year.
W&L next competes on Saturday, September 9, at the James Madison Invitational at 10:00 am.
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