EVENT: Atlantic 10 Championship (Philadelphia, Pa.)
HOW IT HAPPENED (Men's Race):
- The VCU Men's Cross Country team placed 12th in the Atlantic 10 Championship Meet on Saturday in Philadelphia.
- Senior Brenden Leavitt led the Rams in the event with a 10th place finish, and ran a 26:05. With his top 15 finish, Leavitt was named an All-Conference runner.
- The Rams received a solid performance from sophomore Mohamed Adam, who finished with a 26:39 in 31st place.
- Both Leavitt and Adam will represent VCU at the NCAA Regional Meet in North Carolina in two weeks.
- Sophomores Khalid Khamis and Samuel Hush finished within seconds of each other. Khamis ran a 27:48 and Hush finished at 27:52.
HOW IT HAPPENED (Women's Race):
- The VCU Women's Cross Country finished 16th in the Atlantic 10 Championship Meet on Saturday afternoon.
- Freshman Lindsey Bradshaw paced the Rams with a time of 20:51.
- The Rams also had strong performances from Erin Geraghty and Niema Eaves who finished with times of 21:07 and 21:43 respectively.
RESULTS (Men's Race):
10th- Breden Leavitt, 26:05
31st- Mohamed Adam, 26:39
89th- Khalid Khamis, 27:48
93rd- Sam Hush, 27:52
112th- Matthew Earman, 28:34
123rd- Berham McDowell, 29:13
129th- Corey Scott, 29:52
"The men's and women's cross country teams competed well and finished strong on one of the toughest courses of the season at the A-10 Championships. [Brenden] Leavitt was rewarded for an impressive senior season with a 10th place finish in a strong field, and made the all conference team."
-Spencer Hawthorne, Assistant Cross Country Coach
The Atlantic 10 Championship concludes the cross country season.