Nov. 18, 2017
Results | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
Louisville, Ky.- The Virginia men’s cross country team finished 16th at the NCAA Cross Country Championships on Saturday (Nov. 18) at the E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Ky. The finish was the best for the Cavaliers since 2013, when the team finished 13th overall.
Additionally, senior Brent Demarest (Charleston, S.C.) finished 19th in the men’s 10,000-meter race with a time of 29:43.6, tying for the second-best finish in school history. His performance earned him All-America honors.
“Proud of the fight in the guys today,” head men’s cross country coach Pete Watson said. “Brent Demarest was fantastic again today. Being in the top 20 in this meet is a massive result for him. I feel for Lachlan Cook who has been so consistent all year, but today he caught a nasty cramp. He didn’t end up with the result he wanted, but most importantly he didn’t quit and held on for a solid result. Chase and Ari were really solid and Corbett did a nice job. I asked the guys for a full team effort and today they delivered. It’s always nice to be the top team from the region and finish higher than the pre-race rankings.”
The Cavaliers finished 16th with 436 points. Northern Arizona finished first for the second consecutive year, recording 74 points, while Portland finished second with 127 points and BYU finished third with 165 points.
Sophomore Lachlan Cook (Brisbane, Australia) was the second Cavalier to finish today’s meet, placing 85th with a time of 30:32.7. Senior Chase Weaverling (Darnestown, Md.) finished 101st with a time of 30:43.0, while redshirt sophomores Ari Klau (West Hartford, Conn.) and Alex Corbett (Burke, Va.) rounded out the scoring runs for the Cavaliers. Klau finished 115th with a time of 30:52.3, while Corbett finished 197th with a time of 31:35.7.
Virginia’s performance was the second-best among ACC schools, falling only to Syracuse who finished in 13th place, and best among schools from the Southeast region.
'Hoos Make Themselves at Home in AtlantaMen's Basketball1/19/18No. 2 Virginia, which plays Sunday at Wake Forest, stretched its winning streak to nine games with a victory over Georgia Tech in Atlanta on Thursday night.Tyson Finds Perfect Fit at UVAWomen's Squash1/18/18Annie Tyson, who also starred in lacrosse in high school, is one of the leaders of the UVA women's squash team.No. 3 Cavaliers Keep Rolling at JPJMen's Basketball1/15/18No. 3 Virginia remained atop the ACC standings with a 68-51 victory over NC State at John Paul Jones Arena on Sunday night.
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.
Virginia Opens Season with First-Place Finish from Shirley
Track & Field, Cross Country | 1/19/2018
The No. 16 Virginia men’s track and field team finished the first day of competition at the...
Virginia Concludes the First Day of the Larry Wieczorek...
Track & Field, Cross Country | 1/19/2018
The Virginia women’s track and field team concluded the first day of competition at the...
Virginia Opens the Indoor Season at the Larry Wieczorek...
Track & Field, Cross Country | 1/18/2018
The Cavaliers will open the indoor season at the Larry Wieczorek Invitational on Friday (Jan. 19)...
Hazzard Named Grenada Junior Sportswoman of the Year
Track & Field, Cross Country | 1/5/2018
Hazzard was honored for her performance in the 2017 U20 CARIFTA Games and the 2017 OECS Track and...
Jeff White: Hazzard Aiming to Uphold Family Tradition
Track & Field, Cross Country | 12/11/2017
A freshman from Long Island, Halle Hazzard is the younger sister of Payton Hazzard, who was an...
My NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum Experience: Logan...
Track & Field, Cross Country | 12/6/2017
Virginia senior Logan Carrington (Leesburg, Va.) attended the 2017 NCAA Student-Athlete...
Cavalier Men Sign 10 to NLIs
Track & Field, Cross Country | 11/23/2017
Virginia track and field announced on Thursday (Nov. 23) the signing of 10 student-athletes to...
Virginia Women Sign Four to National Letters of Intent
Track & Field, Cross Country | 11/22/2017
Virginia director of track and field and cross country Bryan Fetzer announced on Wednesday (Nov. ...
- Online Stores