The Slippery Rock men’s cross country team took first place at their new home course at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds Saturday during the Bill Lennox Invitational.
The Green and White, scoring a total of 37 points, finished with an impressive four runners in the top ten. The Rock held off Bloomsburg and Wheeling Jesuit whom scored 40 and 53 points, respectively.
After leading Rock runners at the Lock Haven Invitational, senior Josh Rader would finish the 8,000-meter course in first place with a time of 29:17. This is the third meet in a row in which Rader has led Slippery Rock runners.
Following close behind, senior Andrew Maxwell finished in sixth place with a time of 29:55. Following directly after in seventh place was junior Trenton Yoder in 29:59. Fellow junior Daniel Janyska finished tenth in 30:38 followed in eleventh place by John Marenkovic, a redshirt sophomore, in 30:54 to round out the point scorers.
Sophomore Tim Ferguson would finish twelfth and freshman Noah Yake followed in thirteenth with times of 31:35 and 32:26, respectively.
Rock runners will be off next weekend before heading to the Bob O’Connor Golf Course at Schenley Park in Pittsburgh to host the Rock Pre-National on Oct. 20.