Meet: Panther Classic
Location: Richmond, Va.
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.
The Rams carry this momentum into the Atlantic 10 Cross Country Championships taking place on Oct. 28, in Leesburg, Va.