(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) – The Carnegie Mellon University men's cross country team started off the 2019 season at the Duquesne Duals held in Shenley Park Saturday morning. The men topped the field against two Division I teams, defeating both Duquesne University and Youngstown State.
The Tartans finished with six runners placing in the top 10 of the race. Senior Liam Walsh (Gaithersburg, Md. / Quince Orchard) led the Tartans in a time of 25:20 finishing first overall. Junior Josh Kalapos (Pittsburgh, Pa. / Mt. Lebanon) finished second for the Tartans in a time of 25:31 and placed second overall.
Junior Matt Karee (Elmira, N.Y. / Notre Dame), who followed Kalapos finished in a time of 25:40, finished third for the team and fourth overall. Sophomore Graham Eversden (Chandler, Ariz. / Chandler) took eighth overall and fourth for the team in a time of 25:59.
Freshman Justin Hsu (San Carlos, Ca. / Carlmont High) made his collegiate debut in the season opener finishing fifth for the Tartans and 10th overall in a time of 26:05.Senior Edward Goebel (Abington, Pa. / La Salle College) finished sixth for the Tartans and 10th overall in a time of 26:08.
Freshman Zachary Nowak (Manassas, Vi. / Osbourn High School) also made his collegiate debut at the Schenley couse finishing 11th overall and seventh for the Tartans.
The Tartans will compete on September 14th at the Allegheny Invitational which will be held in Meadville, Pennsylvania.