ELKTON, Va. — At the inaugural Shenandoah Valley Invitational hosted by Bridgewater and Eastern Mennonite, the Washington and Lee men's cross country team took second overall and was the top NCAA squad at the seven-team event. The Virginia Tech club team finished first with 35 points, the Generals placed second at 68 points and Bridgewater came in third (74 points).
First-year Mac Strehler (Moseley, Va./Trinity Episcopal School) was the top finisher for the Blue and White, placing fifth in 21:15.20. Senior Kane Thomas (Seattle, Wash./Shorewood) claimed seventh with a time of 21:30.70.
Sophomore Levi Warring (Williamsburg, Va./Lafayette) crossed the finish line 11th (21:55.00) in his first meet of the year. Rounding out the scoring for the Generals was first-year Kevin Good (Franklin, N.J./Pope John XXIII Regional) in 21st with a time of 22:17.40 and sophomore Jacob Strauss (Great Falls, Mont./Great Falls) in 27th at 22:27.60.
Senior George Tolton of the Virginia Tech club team took the individual title with a time of 20:56.10, and Eastern Mennonite's Ryan Gehman finished second at 21:03.70.
The Generals next compete at the Paul Short Invitational hosted by Lehigh on Saturday, October 5, at 1:45 pm.