Skip to simplified nav
No. 12 Virginia Men Finish Third at Penn State Open

Lachlan Cook

Oct. 14, 2016

Results | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.—The No. 12 Virginia men’s cross country team finished third at the Penn State Open Friday at the Blue and White Golf Course in University Park, Pa.

The Cavaliers finished third with 78 points, behind Oklahoma State (47) and Ole Miss (49). Virginia Tech was fourth with 125 points, followed by Texas (161).

Redshirt sophomore Brent Demarest (Charleston, S.C.) led UVA across the line in sixth place overall, finishing the 5.2-mile course in 25:07. Freshman Lachlan Cook (Brisbane, Australia) was seventh in 25:10, while senior Zach Herriott (Kansas City, Mo.) placed ninth 25:12. Junior Chase Weaverling (Darnestown, Md.) was 15th, while redshirt freshman John Pace (Chantilly, Va.) rounded out the scoring five in 41st.

“We were very good through four guys today, but we need one of those young men at 5-6-7 to close that gap if we are going to be the team we want to be,” UVA men’s cross country coach Pete Watson said. “The three redshirt freshmen have a lot of talent, but are limited on race experience. They are only going to get better in the coming weeks. Having three guys in the top 10 at a meet like this is a huge positive.”



Next up, the Cavaliers will compete at the ACC Championships Oct. 28 in Cary, N.C.


Top Videos
Jeff White
Aliyah Huland El
'Hoos Exit With Heads Held High
Women's Basketball
In its first trip to the NCAA tourney since 2010, 10th-seeded Virginia went 1-1 in Columbia, S.C., defeating seventh-seeded Cal and losing to second-seeded South Carolina.
Felicia Aiyeotan
'Hoos Look To Take Next Step in NCAA Tourney
Women's Basketball
A win Sunday night over second-seeded South Carolina would send 10th-seeded Virginia to the NCAA tournament's Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2000.
Tony Bennett
End Comes Too Soon for No. 1 Cavaliers
Men's Basketball
In the NCAA tournament's first round, No. 1 seed Virginia lost 74-54 to No. 16 seed UMBC in a South Region game in Charlotte, N.C.

Jeff White

Director of News Content

A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.

More Headlines
Online Stores
Cavalier Auctions
Cavalier Team Shop