(GLASSBORO, N.J.) - The 16th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University men's cross country team finished second at the Rowan Inter-Regional Invitational hosted by Rowan University with 62 points. Leading the Tartans in the 28-team race was sophomore Evan Yukevich (Tokyo, Japan/American School in Japan).
The top five finishers for the Tartans all crossed the finish line within a 16-second span. Yukevich finished the race in fifth place after crossing the finish line in 25:06.8. Junior Aadi Mhatre (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) was the second to cross the finish line for the Tartans, finishing 3.5 seconds behind Yukevich in tenth with a time of 25:10.3.
Senior Jordan Safer (Brookline, Mass./Brookline) was only 2.2 seconds behind Mhatre, finishing 11th in 25:12.5 while sophomore Liam Walsh (Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard) and junior Kevin Cory (Frederick, Md./Urbana) placed 16th and 20th, respectively. Walsh posted a time of 25:17.3 and Cory crossed in 25:22.0.
Sophomore Stephen Law (Saratoga, Calif./Saratoga) and junior Jared Moore (Beaver Dams, N.Y./Corning-Painted Post) crossed with times of 25:31.4 and 25:37.4 to place 28th and 35th in the field of 250 runners.
The Tartans will next compete at the University Athletic Association Championships on Saturday, October 28 at New York University in New York, New York.