CARY, N.C. - The Duke men’s and women’s cross country “B” teams both won the five-kilometer Wolfpack Invitational on Saturday morning at the SAS Complex in Cary, N.C. Competing against North Carolina and host N.C. State, the men scored 22 points and the women had 15 in winning the meet. The men had five runners compete while nine women made the run for the Blue Devils.
For the men, freshman Andrew Palumbo had a good race with a fourth-place finish in a time of 15:48.7. He was the top Blue Devil runner at a meet for the first time this season. In sixth place was sophomore Will Smith with a clocking of 15:54.38. Third for Duke and ninth at the meet was sophomore James Osborne in 15:58.93. Rounding out the Blue Devil five were sophomores Ken Sullivan (14th, 16:23.90) and Nathan Blatt (19th, 17:33.56).
On the women’s side, sophomore Katie Doswell was Duke’s leader with a time of 18:23.49 for third place. Right behind Doswell was junior Jessica Davlin placed fifth in a time of 18:29.15. Freshman Devotia Moore had a good showing in seventh place with a time of 19:06.12. Sophomore Priya Khatri (12th, 19:46.91) and junior Amanda Patterson (13th, 20:05.52) completed the Blue Devils’ top five finishers.
The men’s and women’s squads will next compete in the NCAA Southeast Regional on Saturday, Nov. 10, in Louisville, Ky.