CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Duke men’s cross country team finished first out of nine teams on Saturday at the Lou Onesty Invitational in Charlottesville, Va. The meet was hosted by the University of Virginia, who placed second at the meet.
The Blue Devils had 13 runners compete on Saturday, with their top five having an 18-second spread between them and taking the fifth through ninth places. 98 runners competed on the 8k course.
Junior Kevin McDermott led the way for Duke, placing fifth with a time of 25:22.20. He was immediately followed by four freshmen: Bo Waggoner (25:22.40), Josh Brewer (25:32.90), Joshua Lund (25:33.70) and Cory Nanni (25:40.10).
Running within six seconds of each other were freshman Isaac Dunkelberger (26:17.90), sophomore Will Smith (26:19.40), senior Mark Buha (26:20.30), and Andrew Palumbo (26:23.30). Sophomore Nathan Blatt ran the 8k course in 27:04.40 and sophomore Ken Sullivan completed it in 27:50.90.
With the first place team finish, head coach Norm Ogilvie’s record improves to 9-2 on the season.
Men - Team Results (Points)
1. Duke (35)
2. Virginia (55)
3. High Point (56)
4. William & Mary (116)
5t. George Mason (163)
5t. Mars Hill (153)
7. Radford (169)
8. Christopher Newport (208)
9. Hampton (272)
The Duke men will have two weeks off and will resume competition when they make the long trip to Eugene, Ore., for the Bill Dellinger Invitational on Sat., Sept. 29.