(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) - The Carnegie Mellon University men's cross country team opened its 2017 season at the Duquesne University Duals on Saturday, September 2 in Schenley Park. The Tartans defeated Youngstown State University and Indian University of Pennsylvania, as they competed against three Division I schools and one Division II squad in IUP.
The Tartans were led by junior Aadi Mhatre (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) who finished the 8K race 11th overall in a time of 26:26.1. Senior Jordan Safer (Brookline, Mass./Brookline) finished 3.5 seconds behind Mhatre in 12th with a time of 26:29.6.
The next five Carnegie Mellon runners finished intermittently in the top 23. First, was freshman Andrew Singh (Marietta, Ga./Walton) with a time of 26:32.3 followed by sophomore Liam Walsh (Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard) with a time of 26:35.1. Next to finish were junior Kevin Cory (Frederick, Md./Urbana) with a time of 26:40.8 and sophomore Evan Yukevich (Tokyo, Japan/American School in Japan) finishing for the Tartans with a time of 26:42.5. Josh Kalapos (Pittsburgh, Pa./Mt. Lebanon) finished 23rd with a time of 26:48.1, beating the next runner by 0.7 seconds.
The Tartans will be back on the course on Saturday, September 16, when they travel to Meadville, Pennsylvania to race in the Allegheny Invitational.