Both Cross Country Squads Place Seventh at Mason Invitational

Both Cross Country Squads Place Seventh at Mason Invitational

CENTREVILLE, VA.-Sophomore Baillie Locke finished 19th and senior Jeffrey Klaves took 25th to lead both Campbell teams at the Virginia dominated Mason Invitational on Saturday at Bull Run Park.

Cavalier sophomore Emil Heineking topped the 8K men's race with a time of 24:40, one of six members of the Virginia squad to finish in the top-10. Ryan Collins, a freshman from Virginia, finished second in the contest, trailing Heineking by six seconds.

Klaves finished with a time of 26:06, while fellow CU senior Ken Eichberg took 30th with a mark of 26:17. Jonathan Lawrence, a Campbell sophomore, came in 44th with a time of 26:44. Sophomore Terrence Attema, who topped the Camels in their first race and finished second on the team in event number two, was the next CU harrier to cross the finish line, taking 56th in the contest with a time of 27:11.

Another Virginia runner took first on the women's side, as senior Lauretta Dezubay finished with a time of 21:29 on the 6K course. Four Cavaliers were in the top-10, with freshman Morgane Gay taking second with a time of 21:37.

Locke's 19th place finish came by way of a 22:37 mark, with junior Tara Franklin taking 35th with a career-best 23:41. Hannah Roller, a CU senior, finished 48th, edging her career-best 6K time by 0.25 seconds with a 24:12.

Junior Diana Norden, who placed 53rd, posted a time of 24:23, another personal best for the Camels. Rachel Deline, a CU freshman, took 71st with a mark of 25:10.

Both Campbell teams finished seventh in their respective events, with the men averaging a time of 26:48.00, while the women averaged a 24:00.60 mark.

Next up, Campbell will travel to Orlando, Fla. for the Walt Disney World Cross County Classic on Oct. 11.