(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) - The Carnegie Mellon University men's cross country team finished second at its home Hampton Inn Pittsburgh - University/Medica Center Invitational on Saturday, October 7. The weather was unseasonably warm as the Tartans finished behind Division II Shippensburg University.
Junior Andrew Harter (Saratoga, Calif. / Saratoga) led the Tartans with a seventh-place finish in 26:24.4. Fellow junior Jared Moore (Beaver Dams, N.Y. / Corning-Painted Post) was five second behind him placing ninth overall while junior Kevin Cory (Frederick, Md. / Urbana) finished third for the Tartans and 11th overall in 26:26.5.
Junior Jacob Halasowski (Pittsburgh, Pa. / Fox Chapel Area) was next to finish for the Tartans as he did in 26:46.5 in 14th place with sophomore Josh Kalapos (Pittsburgh, Pa. / Mt. Lebanon) on his heels in 15th place in 26:47.5. Sophomore Hunter Hartshorne (Ithaca, N.Y. / Ithaca) and freshman Matt Karee (Elmira, N.Y. / Notre Dame) closed out the top seven for the Tartans, finishing 18th and 20th overall in times of 26:56.4 and 27:00.5.
The Tartans will return to the race course on Saturday, October 14 at the Rowan Inter-Regional Invitational in Glassboro, New Jersey. The men's race is set to start at 11:45 a.m.