NEW MARKET, Va. – The 24th-ranked Washington and Lee men's cross country team cruised to a first-place finish among three Division III teams at the James Madison Invitational on Saturday morning at the New Market Battlefield.
The Generals claimed each of the top four spots among Division III runners led by senior MacKenzye Leroy (Port Jervis, N.Y. / Port Jervis), who completed the course in 26:55. His time was 13th-best overall in a field that also included Division I programs George Mason, VMI and Longwood. W&L totaled 16 points to best a DIII field consisting of Southern Virginia (51 pts.) and Shenandoah (60 pts.)
Juniors Patrick Hunter (Harrisburg, N.C. / Cannon School) and Hank Patrick (Baton Rouge, La. / University Laboratory School), and first-year Freddie Marx (Greensboro, N.C. / Walter Hines Page) followed Leroy in second, third and fourth-place, respectively. Hunter crossed the finish line in 26:56, which was 14th overall. Patrick finished in 27:14 and Marx run the course in 27:25.
First-year Daniel Cope (Dallas, Texas / St. Mark's School) notched a sixth-place finish (27:45) and first-year Sam Noden (Princeton, N.J. / Lawrenceville School) placed 14th out of 35 Division III runners with a time of 29:01. Junior Joe Carmody (Clive, Iowa / Dowling Catholic) also scored for the Generals, finishing 17th with a time of 29:26.
Logan Miller of George Mason produced the top time for the event, crossing the line in 25:55. The Patriots finished first among the Division I teams with 17 points.
Washington and Lee returns to action on September 23 when it travels to the Shenandoah Hornet Harrier for a 10:40 am meet.