Senior Karl Wachter and George McGivern has personal-best times for 8,000 meters and had top-30 individual finishes to lead Tommie Men's Cross Country Saturday to sixth place out of 29 teams in a strong field at the Rowan (N.J.) Intra-Region Rumble race.
No. 7-ranked Carnegie-Mellon won with 51 points followed by No. 8-ranked Johns Hopkins (54); No. 5-ranked SUNY-Geneseo (66); No. 25-ranked Haverford (194); No. 32-ranked New York University (198); St. Thomas (200); and No. 22-ranked Dickenson (228).
Wachter clocked 24:29 and placed sixth in a field of 256 finishers. McGivern ran 25:05 for 29th place.
The other four Purple runners placed in the top 100, also with personal-best times over the 8K distance: sophomore Biel Wiel (44th, 25:21); junior Carl Kozlowski (62nd, 25:39); senior Collin Kiley (77th, 25:55); and sophomore Keegan Sansone (96th, 26:08).
La Crosse race
The Purple compete Nov. 2 at the MIAC Championships at Carleton.