Tartans Place Second at UAA Championships

Tartans Place Second at UAA Championships

(WOODLAND PARK, N.J.) - The Carnegie Mellon University men's cross country team finished in second at the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships on Saturday, October 28 when seven members of the team finished in the top 30 to earn 78 points. Washington University won the race with 40 points and Emory University finished third behind the Tartans with 101 points.

The Tartans were led by junior Aadi Mhatre (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) who finished eighth overall in a time of 26:26.0 along the 8k course at Garret Mountain Reservation hosted by New York University. Junior Jared Moore (Beaver Dams, N.Y./Corning-Painted Post) was next to finish the race for the Tartans when he did in 26:31.4 for 12th. Sophomore Liam Walsh (Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard) finished four seconds after Moore in 26:35.5 and placed 14th.

The next two to cross the finish line for the Tartans were senior Jordan Safer (Brookline, Mass./Brookline) and junior Kevin Cory (Frederick, Md./Urbana) in 21st and 23rd place, respectively. Safer finished with a time of 26:54.7 and Cory finished in 26:56.6. Less than five seconds later two runners crossed the finish line within 0.8 seconds of one another. Sophomores Evan Yukevich (Tokyo, Japan/American School in Japan) and Josh Kalapos (Pittsburgh, Pa./Mt. Lebanon) finished in 26th and 27th with times 26:59.9 and 27:00.7.

Mhatre, Moore and Walsh each earned All-UAA Second Team honors for their finishes.

The Tartans will next compete at the NCAA Mideast Regional on Saturday, November 11. The race will be held in Newville, Pennsylvania.