Rams Take First at the Panther Classic

Meet: Panther Classic
Location: Richmond, Va.
Distance: 8K 

Team Scoring:  1-VCU 26, 2-Virginia State 41, 3-Virginia Union 86, 4-Chowan-90, 5-Bowie State 91 

The short story: 
The men took first in the VUU Panther Classic with an average time of 28:52. This was their first number one finish of the year. VCU's top runner Bryce Catlett trailed first place by less than a second. VCU claimed three of the top five spots. 

THE FINISH LINE

  • Catlett finished in 28:06.5, running stride-for-stride with the top finisher throughout the race.
  • Taking fourth overall was senior Bismillah Alidost. Alidost crossed the line at 28:26.3.
  • Alidost was followed by freshman James De La Rama, who earned an overall top-5 finish for the first time in his early VCU career.
  • Michael Villagomaz took sixth with a time of 28:48.0.
  • Finishing things up for the Rams was freshman Austin Conway. 

NEXT UP 

The Rams carry this momentum into the Atlantic 10 Cross Country Championships taking place on Oct. 28, in Leesburg, Va.