Men’s and Women’s Cross Country hit the course at Pole Green Park in Mechanicsville to compete in the Atlantic-10 Conference Championships on Oct. 27.
The Rams finished 12th out of 14 teams, averaging a time of 27:07.66 to earn 362 points in the meet.
Junior Bryce Catlett led the Black and Gold with a 25th place finish as he ran the 8,000-meter race in 25:35.8.
Junior Lucas Sidle placed 78th with a time of 26:28.7 as the second Ram to cross the line.
Freshman Archie Blaes and redshirt-junior Michael Villagomez ran side-by-side, finishing 110th and 111th with times of 27:30.6 and 27:32.4, respectively. Freshman Sean Moulton rounded out the top five for VCU as he finished 121st with a time of 22:41.5.
Freshman Owen Walker finished 124th at 23:07.4.
Dayton won the men’s title, finishing with 72 points and an average time of 25:11.30.
Senior Emily Mulhern led the way for the Rams in the women’s race as she finished third overall with a time of 17:22.4. The Black and Gold finished 11th out of 14 teams with 322 points.
Junior Ashley Brown was the second Ram to cross the finish line as she ran a time of 18:13.7 in the 5,000-meter race, good for 31st overall.
Right behind Brown came junior Delaney Savedge who finished 39th at 18:23.1.
Redshirt senior Nichelle Scott finished 55th with a time of 18:38.8 while junior Judith White finished 126th with a time of 20:33.9 to round out the Rams in the meet.
The Rams finished with an average time of 18:38.38, which allowed them to finish ahead of Rhode Island, UMass, and St. Bonaventure.
Richmond took the women’s crown with 41 points and an average time of 17:35.54.
Next up, the Black and Gold travel to South Carolina to compete in the Southeast Regionals on Nov. 9.
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