BOONE, N.C. – The Virginia Tech men’s cross country team had 12 runners finish in the top 15 and the women’s cross country team placed nine runners in the top 15 en route to first place finishes at the Mountaineer Open hosted by Appalachian State on Friday evening.
For the men, senior Leoule Degfae finished the 8K race with a time of 25:05.81 to finish in first place overall. Sophomore Ryan Kuhns was less than half of a second behind Degfae, finishing with a time of 25:05.93 for a second place finish while senior teammate Grant Pollock was just behind him finishing third with a time of 25:06.06.
The women’s team was led by junior Sarah Rapp and Courtney Dobbs who finished within two hundredths of a second of each other for second and third place finishes respectively. Rapp posted a time of 18:10.08 while Rapp finished with a time of 18:10.10.
Tech continues its season on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the NCAA Pre-Nationals in Terre Haute, Ind.
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