Tartans Place 21st at NCAA Championships

Tartans Place 21st at NCAA Championships

(ELSAH, Ill.) - The Carnegie Mellon University men's cross country team placed 21st at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships on Saturday, November 18. The meet was hosted by Principia College in Elsah, Illinois, with North Central College earning the championship title.

Junior Aadi Mhatre (Bridgewater, N.J. / Bridgewater-Raritan) was the first Tartan to cross the finish line when he finished the 8k course 83rd overall in 25:24.98. Junior Jared Moore (Beaver Dams, N.Y. / Corning-Painted Post) wasn't far behind as he finished 95th in 25:28.16.

Sophomore Liam Walsh (Gaithersburg, Md. / Quince Orchard) ran the course in 25:46.30 while senior Andrew Harter (Saratoga, Calif. / Saratoga) finished three seconds later and fourth for the Tartans.

Senior Jordan Safer (Brookline, Mass. / Brookline) was the fifth Tartan to cross the finish line when he finished 185th overall in 25:56.30.

Also competing in the championship meet were sophomores Evan Yukevich (Tokyo, Japan / American School in Japan) and Josh Kalapos (Pittsburgh, Pa. / Mt. Lebanon). Yukevich finished in 26:20.92 and Kalapos in 26:46.14.