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Cross Country Runs at Great American Cross Country Festival


CARY, NC - In a meet featuring teams from NCAA Divisions I, II, and III, the Tigers placed ninth at the Great American Cross Country Festival while Andrew Stoddard (Richmond, VA/Mills E. Godwin) placed 24th, beating several Division I and II runners in the process.

Stoddard completing the 8K event in in 27:29, a career-best performance. Yonathan Tarekegne Ararso (Addis Adaba, Ethiopia/Woodberry Forest) placed 47th at 29:28 while Henry Loehr (Free Union, VA/Western Albemarle) came in 60th with a time of 31:22. Ned Belliveau (Lexington, VA/Rockbridge County) trekked the course in 33:19, and Brett Crocker (Troutville, VA/Lord Botetourt) followed behind in 67th at 33:39.

The Tigers have no more scheduled meets until the ODAC Championship Meet on October 29 in Bedford, VA, at the Lynchburg College Claytor Nature Center.