No. 17 Men's Cross Country Back in Action on Friday
PRINCETON, N.J. (9/26/12) - The Princeton men's cross country team returns to the course this weekend as it competes in two meets. The top group will head to the Notre Dame Invitational, while the rest of the team will run at the Paul Short Invitational at Lehigh.
Princeton continues to earn a position in the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Assocation national poll, for week 3. The Tigers are ranked No. 17, tied with Arkansas with 148 points. The team continues to hold the No. 1 spot in the Mid-Atlantic region for the third straight week.
Princeton will race in the Blue Race on the Notre Dame Golf Course. The five-mile race is set to start at 5 p.m. At Paul Short, the Tigers will compete in the Gold Race. The 8k race is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m., on the Goodman campus.
Last year at Notre Dame Princeton finished third in a race that featured five other nationally ranked teams. Olympian Donn Cabral '12 paced the Tigers with a second place finish of 24:00. It was a tight finish, with he top five runners being separated by just five seconds.
Brian Leung '12 crossed the line at 24:24 to finish in 14th place. Sophomore Sam Pons had a 25th-place finish with a time of 24:44. Peter Maag '12 and junior Tyler Udland both landed at the finish at 24:54 in 48th and 49th place, respectively.
At the Paul Short Run the Tigers finished 21st out of 45 teams in the gold 8k race. Thomas Dialynas '12 was the top Tiger across the line at 25:24 placing 77th out of 402. Sophomores Matt McDonald and Connor Martin finished one second apart at 25:34 and 25:35. Senior Michael Franklin and junior William Brown rounded out the scoring with times of 25:43 and 25:56.