PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Denison men's cross country placed three runners in the top-10 as they finished second overall at the 2019 Carnegie Mellon Cross Country Invitational on Saturday morning in Pittsburgh. Posting a team score of 83, the Big Red finished 14 points ahead of California (Pa.) in third place (97) while race host Carnegie Mellon brought home the team title with three runners in the top five and 37 total points.
Competing in a field of 110 runners, Denison tallied the top two finishers in the race headlined by senior Ben Foster who captured the individual championship behind a time of 26:07.26 to place first overall. This marked the third, first-place finish of the season for Foster after he won the Wooster Dual Meet (Sept. 5) and the Ohio Wesleyan Invitational (Sept. 14).
Senior Rhys Fitschen-Brown landed in 34th place after logging a final mark of 27:53.03 while Zack Johnston trailed in 36th at 28:06.55. Millan Henegar (42nd – 28:24.97) and Calvin Riley (47th – 28:41.12) also competed for the Big Red, placing all seven DU runners in the top-50.
Denison will return to the course next Saturday, Sept. 19 when they travel to Logan Township, N.J. to compete in the Inter-Regional Border Battle hosted by Rowan University.