Meet: Adidas Invitational
Location: Cary, N.C.
Team Scoring: 1-Michigan 22, 2-North Carolina St. 36, 3-Wake Forest 126, 4-East Carolina 126, 5-Davidson 146, 6-Charleston Southern 170, 7-Richmond 208, 8-VCU 231, 9-North Carolina A&T 257, 10-Elon 283, 11-UNC Greensboro 300, 12-Gardner-Webb 320, 13-North Carolina Central 405
The short story: The Rams placed eighth out of 13 teams, led by sophomore Bryce Catlett. They averaged 20:04.14, just 15 seconds behind the average time of seventh-place Richmond.
THE FINISH LINE
- Catlett placed 30th out of 110 runners in 19:05.2. Friday's race was Catlett's first collegiate foray at 6,000 meters.
- Villagomaz placed 40th with a time of 19:55.2.
- VCU's third runner was Austin Conway, who placed 62nd in 20:09.4. Freshman James de la Rama was just off Conway's pace in 20:18.3. He finished 68th overall.
- Senior Bismillah Alidost was 85th to the line, running a 20:55.6.
- Jordan Fountain rounded out the Rams' lineup in 20:59.5 and placed just two spots off Alidost's pace.
The Rams travel to Bethlehem Pa. for the prestigious Paul Short Invitational on Friday, Sept. 29.