W&L Men's XC Takes Sixth at CNU Invite

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Competing against Division I and Division III teams, the Washington and Lee men's cross country team claimed sixth out of 17 teams with 187 points at the Christopher Newport Invitational on Saturday.

Johns Hopkins took the top spot with 21 points, William & Mary was second (82) and VCU placed third (90). Max Robinson of Johns Hopkins won the individual crown, crossing the finish line in 25:00.10.

First-year Mac Strehler (Moseley, Va./Trinity Episcopal School) finished 24th overall with a time of 26:21.30. Sophomore Levi Warring (Williamsburg, Va./Lafayette) was 10 seconds behind him in 29th place (26:31.80).

Senior Kane Thomas (Seattle, Wash./Shorewood) came in 33rd in 26:35.70 and first-year Ian McDonald (Richmond, Va./Douglas S. Freeman) placed 65th with a time of 27:17.00. First-year Phillip Harmon (Roanoke, Va./Patrick Henry) rounded out the scoring in 76th (27:48.30).

W&L defeated the five other ODAC schools (Roanoke, Virginia Wesleyan, Shenandoah, Hampden-Sydney and Randolph) at the invitational. The Generals next compete at the ODAC Championship, hosted by Hampden-Sydney, on November 2.

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