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Men's Cross Country Faces Top Tier Competition at the University of Notre Dame

Men's Cross Country Faces Top Tier Competition at the University of Notre Dame

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) men's cross country team traveled upstate to the University of Notre Dame for the 51st National Catholic Invitational this afternoon. The Fighting Irish hosted the Championship races at the notorious Burke Golf Course. The top tier competition included NCAA Division I, II, III, and NAIA institutions, with the toughest teams being the University of Notre Dame, University of Dayton, University of Detroit Mercy, Marian University, Creighton University, Walsh University, and Ohio Dominican University.

The Pomeroys finished with a team score of 493. They defeated Brescia University and Lourdes University while they were only 55 points off 12th place.

The men's cross country team was led by senior Brennan Guido who finished 86th with a time of 29:06.72.


Meet Information

What: 51st National Catholic Invitational

When: September 20, 2019

Where: Burke Golf Course | Notre Dame, Ind.

Schedule of Events: 3:30 p.m. ET Open Race | 4:15 p.m. Women's 5K Championship | 5 p.m. ET Men's 5 Mile Championship

The Field: Ave Maria University, Benedictine University, Brescia University, Canisius College, Creighton University, Dayton, Detroit Mercy, Franciscan University, College of the Holy Cross, Loras College, Lourdes University, Marian University, Notre Dame, Ohio Dominican, St. Mary's University, College of Saint Benedict, University of St. Francis, Saint Mary's College (Ind.), Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, St. Norbert College, St. Xavier University, Thomas More College, Walsh University


Team Scoring Summary

1 | Notre Dame | 15 | 1-2-3-4-5 (7) (11)

2 | Walsh | 69 | 9-12-14-16-18 (20) (23)

3 | Dayton | 82 | 8-10-13-22-29 (41) (44)

4 | Canisius | 140 | 19-26-28-33-34 (39) (40)

5 | Loras | 148 | 15-17-30-37-49 (57) (70)

6 | Holy Cross | 211 | 25-27-46-54-59 (64) (65)

7 | Franciscan (Ohio) | 252 | 6-35-47-63-101 (103) (114)

8 | Creighton | 258 | 38-45-50-58-67 (90) (95)

9 | Detroit Mercy | 262 | 36-42-52-55-77 (83) (84)

19 | Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College | 493 | 79-87-94-111-122 (123) (127)

Full team results can be found here.


Individual Results | 5K

86 | Brennan Guido | 29:06.72 

97 | Brady Page | 29:40.64

104 | Carlos Davalos | 29:51.55

126 | Parker Nuest | 31:22.11 

138 | Levi Herb | 32:30.38

139 | Juan Delgado-Vasquez | 32:32.71

144 | Jacob Turner | 33:29.63

146 | Luke Everhart | 33:59.42

154 | Wyatt Bales | 38:13.03

As a team, The Woods scored 276 points

Full men's results can be found here.


Say What?

Head Coach Zach Whitkanack...

"The men's team had some good performances but we struggled to keep the pack together."


Next Up

Men's Cross Country will be back on the course Friday, October 4th, at the Brissman/Lundeen Invitational hosted by Augustana College. Location is Rock Island, Ill., at the Saukie Golf Course. The race will begin at 3:00 p.m. ET.


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