TALLAHASSEE, Florida – The University of Richmond’s cross-country teams attended the pre-national meet in Apalachee Regional Park hosted by Florida State University. The men’s team took 10th place in the field of 31 teams. The women finished 11th overall. Both were the only Atlantic 10 teams in the field.
The men were the first race of the day and competed in an 8-kilometer race. Spider-Star Peter Borger (Malvern, Pennsylvania) led the team and finished sixth overall with a time of 24: 22.8. The reigning Atlantic 10 Rookie Performer of the Year Stuart Terrill (Crozet, Virginia) finished 54th in his first full race of the season in 25: 39.7. Noah Campbell (Montpelier, Virginia) pulled in at 25:44.4 and finished in 57th place. Jimmy Quinn (Nutley, NJ) finished 82nd in 26: 10.6 and was followed shortly after by Sean Doolan (Loudonsville, Kentucky) in 85th place in 26: 13.5. Robbie Gunia (Fredericksburg, Virginia) added a 26:18.3 time to finish in 88th place. The closest spiders to finish were Tanner Crochet (Monmouth, NJ) and Riley Fletcher (East Northport, Virginia) at 26: 54.0 and 26: 55.8, respectively. Patrick Sutphin (Mechanicsville, Virginia) added a 27: 02.5 time, Jordan Bendura (Glen Allen, Virginia) finished the race in 27: 13.0 and Jake Schindel (Richmond, Virginia) finished the Spiders’ portion at 27 : 33.9.
In the women’s category, the Spiders were again led by Elizabeth Stockman (Rocky Hill, Connecticut). Stockman finished 10th in the 6-kilometer race in 21: 28.8. Lily Snow (Richmond, Virginia) was the next Spider to finish in 28th place with 21: 56.9. Kate McAndrew (Denville, NJ) was the next spider-in, finishing 59th at 22:36.1. Freshman Laurel Kurtz (Flemington, NJ) finished 89th with a time of 23: 05.7, closely followed by his rookie colleague Izzy Blaylock (Dallas, Texas) with 23: 12.2. Kendra Smither (Richmond, Virginia) added a time of 23: 20.2 and Anna George (Montville, NJ) finished the race in 23: 38.1. Manon Stephen (Basking Ridge, NJ) finished the race 23: 45.8 and Lindsay Colflesh (Haddonfield, NJ) 25: 12.0 to round out the Spider competitors.
The Spiders will be back in action in two weeks when they head to Dayton, Ohio for the Atlantic 10 Championships at the Elvin R. King Cross Country Course.
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