BLACKSBURG, Va. (September 16 2016) – At the Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational on Friday afternoon the ETSU cross country program recorded a pair of strong showings as the men’s team finished fourth while the women’s team finished fifth.
Against national and regional ranked competition on Friday the men’s team had nine runners finish in the top 50 and the women’s team had three finish in the top 50.
On the men’s side, ETSU was led by freshman Adam Bradtmueller (Sarsota, Fla.) who recorded a top 25 finish with a time of 25:44.60 to finish 24th. The second and third runners for ETSU were separated by .30 seconds as senior Skyler Winchester (Knoxville, Tenn.) finished 31st with a time of 25:58.00. Right behind Winchester in 32nd was senior Simeon Roberts (Greeneville, Tenn.) with a time of 25:58.30.
Rounding out the top five for the Bucs was freshman Nathan Longfellow (Cookeville, Tenn.) and sophomore Zackery Summerall (Murietta, Ca.). Overall, the blue and gold finished fourth with a total of 115 points. Virginia Tech won the men’s race with a total of 21 points.
In the women’s race, ETSU was led by senior Victoria Hutchens (Stuart, Va.) who finished 15th with a time of 22:22.60. It is the second straight week that Hutchens has led the Bucs. Close behind Hutchens in 17th was junior Macy Carrier (Bluff City, Tenn.) with a time of 22:38.40. Rounding out the top five for the Bucs was freshman Kaitlyn Lay (Knoxville,Tenn.) , freshman Adrienne Hutchens (Stuart, Va.) and junior Kylie Rutherford (Lavalette, W.Va.).
The ETSU women’s team finished fifth with a total of 127 points, right behind Akron in fourth place with 124 points. Virginia Tech also won the women’s race with a total of 20 points.
ETSU has two weeks off before they start preparing for the Greater Louisville Classic in Louisville, Ky. on October 1.
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