Men finish second in the Citadel Invitational

Ross Ochs dashes to the finish line in the Citadel Invitational (Lynsey Cichon/GSO)

The College of Charleston men’s cross country team faced the challenging James Island Country Park course this past weekend in the Citadel Invitational.

The top 10 finishers for the College of Charleston women’s team (courtesy of cofcsports.com):

3 Ochs, Ross SO Col. of Charleston 27:27.25

6 Lamberson, David SR Col. of Charleston 27:41.32

7 Nelson, Andrew SO Col. of Charleston 27:46.06

15 Mactavish, Cameron FR Col. of Charleston 28:36.19

19 Toomes, Kelly JR Col. of Charleston 28:54.68

20 Miller, Manning JR Col. of Charleston 29:08.10

24 Boccard, Alex SO Col. of Charleston 29:26.57

34 George, Andrew SO Col. of Charleston 30:49.47

38 Luther, Steven SO Col. of Charleston 32:14.61

Although the course was a challenge for many of the races, it was men’s top finisher Ross Ochs who embraced the challenge.

“I felt really good. It was really muddy and sandy but it felt good the whole way, kept moving up,” said Ochs.

When asked how the this raced compared to the College of Charleston Invitational, Ochs said, “I’d say so, course wise no but meet wise, yeah, it felt a lot better. It was just a tougher course all the way round but that in itself is beneficial to me because the tougher it is, you know the tougher you have to be. “

Head Coach Amy Seago also was optimistic about this race as well as the progress the men have made in practice.

“We had a couple guys that ended up dropping out of the race that they were in position early were we could have beat Winthrop so we looked pretty good, work outs have been going real well on the men’s side and we really feel like we are a lot farther ahead than we were this time last year, so that’s great,” said Seago

Stand by for results from the cross country team’s race in Chapel Hill, NC this weekend.

 

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