EVENT: Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational
HOW IT HAPPENED:
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.
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.
Sophomore Niema Eaves finished just two spots behind Krumholz in 40th place. The Brooklyn, N.Y. native ran a 22:02.
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
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.