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Men's XC Hosts Princeton Invitational & Heads to Wisconsin

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 10/12/2011
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The Princeton men's cross country team will compete in two meets this weekend. The Tigers will send a select group to the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational on Friday, Oct. 14. The 8k race will begin at 1:40 p.m., on Zimmer Course. The rest of the team will run in the Princeton Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 15 at West Windsor Fields. The men's 8k starts at 11:15 a.m.

Nineteen ranked teams, and 40 total teams, will compete in the Wisconsin Invitational including: Wisconsin 2, Stanford 4, Indiana 7, NC State 9, Oregon 10, North Arizona 13, Princeton 14, Georgetown 16, Minnesota 17, Villanova 19, Syracuse 21, UCLA 22, Arizona State 23, Providence 24, New Mexico 25, Michigan 26, Texas A&M 27, Florida 28 and North Carolina 29.

Last year Donn Cabral won the Wisconsin Invitational, helping the Tigers to a third-place finish. Cabral finished the 8k race in 23:29.0 just four-tenths of a second ahead of Indiana's Andrew Bayer. Brian Leung was 11th at 23:51.5 and classmate Joe Stilin crossed the line at 24:02.8 to take 23rd place. A pair of seniors rounded out the scorers as Kyle Soloff and Mark Amirault ran in together at 24:18.4 and 24:19.0, respectively, earning places 38th and 39th. Indiana won the meet with a low score of 43 points having four of its scorers place in the top 10. Wisconsin followed in second place with 75 points, and the Tigers third with 112 points.

Princeton is ranked 14th in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association national poll this week. The Tigers remain first in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Last year at the Princeton Invitational, Texas won the race with a team score of 23. Princeton followed in second place with 69 points, Haverford, ranked sixth in Division III was third with 74. Junior Max Kaulbach was the top Princeton finisher clocking in at 24:47.70 for seventh place. Sophomore James Webb, junior Peter Maag and senior Dennis Walsh all finished in the top 20. Webb took 12th with a time of 24:56.70 with Maag 14th at 25:00.60 and Walsh 16th at 25:02.90. The final scorer for the Tigers was freshman Garrett Rowe. Rowe covered the course in 25:05.10 to place 20th.


Princeton Invitational
Saturday, Oct. 15
West Windsor Fields
Men's 8k 11:15 a.m.
Women's 6k 10:30 a.m.

Men's Teams
Bucknell
Columbia
Cornell
Elizabethtown
Haverford
Iona
Miami (Fla.)
Monmouth
NJIT
Penn
Princeton
Scranton
St. Joseph's
St. Thomas (Minn.)
Stony Brook
Swarthmore
UMBC
Widener
Yale

Women's Teams
Columbia
Elizabethtown
Haverford
Iona
Keene State
Miami (Fla.)
Monmouth
NJIT
Penn
Princeton
Scranton
St. Joseph's
Stony Brook
UMBC
Yale

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