Meet: Spider Alumni Open
Location: Mechanicsville, Va. (Pole Green Park)
Distance: 5,000 m
Team Scoring: 1-William & Mary 22, 2-Richmond 50, 3-George Mason 56, 4-VCU 115
The short story: Senior Bryce Catlett finished 24thin the men's 5K to lead VCU. The Rams finished fourth overall.
THE FINISH LINE
- Seven runners made their way into the top-50 for the Rams.
- Catlett finished in the top-25 with a time of 16:12.0.
- In his debut, Freshman Noah Peterson placed 31st, finishing with a time of 16:31.8.
- The third finisher for the Rams, Sophomore Sean Moulton, placed 32nd with a breakout time of 16:34.2. Moulton eclipsed his previous years' time of 17:03.3 by 29 seconds.
- VCU's 4th-7thfinishers, Archie Bales (16:44.8), Hisham Vohra 16:50.6), Lucas Sidle (16:57.4) and Avery Witherow (17:31.3) placed 34th, 36th, 38thand 42ndrespectively.
- The Rams finished with an average time of 16:34.68.
"Today was a great beginning to the season. Everyone improved and is progressing in the right direction. I'm looking forward to seeing the team grow together as the season continues."
The Rams travel to Leesburg, Va. on Friday Sept. 13 to compete in the Mason Invitational.