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Tartans Dominate in Mid-Atlantic Regional Win; Porter Wins Race

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(LOCK HAVEN, Pa.) - The fifth-ranked Carnegie Mellon University men's cross country team won the 2023 NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship on Saturday. November 11 for the fifth straight time. The team scored 19 points to place first with all seven runners finishing in the top 12 and graduate student Matthew Porter earning the regional championship crown.

Race Information (top 5 team finishes)

Carnegie Mellon 19, John Hopkins 66, Marywood 80, Dickinson 157, Misericordia 209.

Location: West Branch Cross Country Course, Lock Haven, Pa.


  • Porter topped the field of 212 runners with a 4:58 pace to cross the finish line in 24:40.0.
  • The Tartans took spots three through six with sophomore Ryan Podnar leading the group with a time of 24:44.7.
  • Junior Colin McLaughlin was right behind Podnar with a time of 24:45.1 while he was followed by senior Jacob Hsu who finished in 24:46.6.
  • Rounding out the score for the Tartans was junior Matthew Coyle who finished in 24:47.0.
  • Helping the Tartans secure a dominating win were senior Charlie Murphy and junior Eamon Brady in 11th and 12th place with times of 24:51.8 and 24:52.8.


  • Porter is Carnegie Mellon's first individual winner since 2008 when Brian Harvey won the race for the second straight season.
  • Porter is only the second individual to win the regional race for the Tartans.

Up Next

  • The Tartans will travel to Newville, Pennsylvania, and a familiar course to compete in the 2023 NCAA Division III Championships on Saturday, November 18 at 11:00 a.m. The Tartans won the 2021 Mid-Atlantic Regional in Newville.