W&L Men's Cross Country Claims Third at JMU Invitational

Alex Dolwick '19 at the 2016 ODAC Preview Meet

NEW MARKET, Va. — The Washington and Lee men's cross country team finished just four points out of second, and still finished as the top Division III team at the James Madison University Open Invitational on Saturday at the New Market Battlefield.

The Generals totaled 66 points to finish third out of nine teams on the 8k course, while Saint Francis took the team title with 18 points. VMI claimed second with 62 points.

Senior Alex Dolwick (Apex, N.C./GRACE Christian School) led the W&L pack of runners by taking eighth out of 87 competitors with a time of 27:21.00. He was also the top Division III runner at the meet.

First-year Jack Douglass (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) and Ethan Bernstein (Bethlehem, Pa./Saucon Valley) were the next Generals to cross the finish line. Douglass was 11th in 27:32.00, and Bernstein was right on his heels, taking 12th (27:35.00).

Junior Austin Kinne (Bolingbrook, Ill./Neuqua Valley) placed 18th in 27:50.00 and first-year Drew Woodfolk (Kingwood, Texas/St. John's School) rounded out the scoring in 26th (28:17.00). First-year Nick Watson (Columbus, Ohio/Columbus Academy) completed the race in 28th in 28:27.00.

First-year Brenden Miller of Saint Francis was the top individual at the meet, crossing the finish line in 26:19.00.

The Blue and White returns to action on September 22 at the Hornet Harrier/Commonwealth Challenge at 10:30 am.

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