Cross Country Continues to Improve at Virginia/Panorama Farms Invite

Men's Final Results        Women's Final Results

EVENT: Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational

Men's Race

  • The VCU men's cross country team finished in ninth place at the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational on Saturday morning.

  • The Rams were paced by senior Brenden Leavitt who finished 35th overall. Leavitt beat his time from the William & Mary Invitational, and finished with a 25:27.

  • The Black and Gold also had strong performances from sophomores Mohamed Adam and Samuel Hush, they ran a 26:26 and 27:07, respectively.

  • Sophomore Matthew Earman also improved his time from a weekend ago. He finished with time of 27:24.

  • Rounding out the Rams top six was senior Justin Kendall, he finished with a 27:46.

Women's Results

  • The VCU Women's Cross Country team placed five runners in the top 50, and finished in sixth place in the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational.

  • The Rams were led by freshmen Lindsey Bradshaw and Brianna Krumholz who finished in 37th and 38th place, respectively. Bradshaw finished with a time of 21:31, while Krumholz finished at 21:45.

  • Sophomore Niema Eaves finished just two spots behind Krumholz in 40th place. The Brooklyn, N.Y. native ran a 22:02.

  • Rounding out the Rams in the top 50 were junior Kelsey Cox and freshman Samantha Florimo. Cox finished with a time of 22:44 and Florimo finished with a time of 24:01.

Men's Results
35th- Brenden Leavitt, 25:27
59th- Mohamded Adam, 26:26
70th- Sam Hush, 27:07
73rd- Matthew Earman, 27:24
76th- Justin Kendall, 27:46
80th- Corey Scott, 28:48
81st- Khalid Khamis, 29:08
83rd- Berham McDowell, 29:42

Women's Results
37th- Lindsey Bradshaw, 21:31
38th- Brianna Krumholz, 21:45
40th- Niema Eaves, 22:02
43rd- Kelsey Cox, 22:44
48th- Samantha Florimo, 24:01
51st- Jennifer Brooks, 24:58

"Today was another good effort from our athletes. On the men's side three of our top five guys improved our average time by almost a second. That is a pretty good improvement from the William & Mary meet on a tougher course at Virginia."
-Coach Jon Riley on the men's performance

"The women got better and made some strides today. They are a young group, and we are getting better each time out."
-Coach Jon Riley on the women's performance

The men's and women's cross country teams will head to Lehigh University on Friday Sept. 28. The Rams will compete in the Paul Shore Invitational starting at 10 a.m.