Hot Start Continues as Men's Cross Country Wins FIT Invite

Hot Start Continues as Men's Cross Country Wins FIT Invite

MELBOURNE, Fla. – The University of Tampa men's cross country team followed up a first-place finish at the Valdosta State Invitational with a first-place effort at the 2018 Florida Tech Invitational.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
UT Finish: 1st
Overall Champion: Tampa
Location: Wickham Park | Melbourne, Fla.
Host Institution: Florida Tech
Distance: 8K
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TOP SPARTAN PERFORMERS:
• Joe Weber | 1st overall, 26:35.07

• Trevor Kattenberg | 2nd overall, 26:35.85

Tyler Roberts | 3rd overall, 26:39.89

• Michael Wilson | 7th overall, 26:46.31

• Devon Sullivan | 9th overall, 27:03.08

OTHER NOTABLES:

  • The top-finish by Weber marks the first time he has won a collegiate race.
  • Kattenberg was the second runner to finish after being the individual champion at last week's Valdosta State race.
  • Individuals Brendan Twiggs (11th), Sean Popik (12th) Sam Schaeffer (17th) and James Dooley (19th) also finished in the top-20.
  • A total of six teams competed.
  • UT and host Florida Tech were joined by fellow Sunshine State Conference opponents Nova Southeastern, Palm Beach Atlantic and Rollins.
  • Tampa entered a total of 15 runners in the men's race.

UP NEXT:
Tampa will travel to the University of Arkansas to compete in the Chili Pepper Festival on Saturday, September 22.

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