(PITTSBURGH) - The Cavaliers' men's cross country team had a strong day with a second place finish in the Carnegie Mellon Invitational at Schenley Park Saturday morning. A total of 16 teams participated in the event which included an alumni team and two club teams. Carnegie Mellon won the event with a team score of 46. Walsh and the Carnegie Mellon alumni tied for second with 80 points.
Justin Groubert (Jr., Hartville, OH/Lake) once again led the way with a top five finish. He crossed the finish line with a time of 25:59, good for fourth place overall. Naimbai Njerakey (Fr., North Canton, OH/Wheaton, MD) also had a strong outing with a top 10 finish. His time was 26:25 as he placed seventh overall.
Jackson Zaremba (Jr., Canton, OH/GlenOak) crossed the line with a time of 27:19 to place 22nd. Matt Roshak (Jr., North Canton, OH/Hoover) and Ben Lehotay (Fr., Magnolia, OH/Sandy Valley) rounded out the Walsh top five with times of 27:21 and 27:22 respectively.
A total of 202 individual runners participated in the event.
Walsh now has an off week before the big trip to the Upper Peninsula for the GLIAC Championships. That will take place on Saturday, Oct. 26, in Houghton, Mich.