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Tartans Place Second at Annual CMU Invitational

men's cross country runner wearing red jersey and black shorts runs on trail ahead of runners with fans cheering on the left

(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) - The Carnegie Mellon University men's cross country team hosted its annual Carnegie Mellon University Invitational on Saturday, October 8 in Schenley Park. The Tartans placed second out of 12 teams with a team of alumni placing fourth on the 8K course.

Race Information (top 5 team finishes)
Slippery Rock (56), Carnegie Mellon (77), Indiana (Pa.) (91), CMU Alumni (128), California (Pa.) (141)
Location: Schenley Park (Pittsburgh, Pa.)


  • Senior Zachary Nowak led the Tartans with a time of 25:51.1 to place third overall.
  • Freshman Thomas Damiani was 14th overall and second for the Tartans in 26:24.8 with sophomore Seth Williams placing 16th in 26:36.3.
  • Senior Leland Davies crossed the finish line 21st in a time of 26:43.8.
  • The final Tartan to score for the Tartans was freshman Kenji Tella, as he placed 23rd in 26:53.4.
  • CMU Alumnus Josh Kalapos won the race in 25:49.9.

Up Next:

  • The Tartans will run next in the Oberlin Interregional Rumble at 11:15 a.m. in Oberlin, Ohio.