Emory Men's Cross Country Squad Finishes 18th at NCAA Championships Meade Earns All-America Honors
The Emory University men's cross country team finished in 18th
place out of 32 teams at the NCAA Championships this
afternoon. This year's event was hosted by Hanover College
Taking home the team championship was Cortland State with 80 points. North Central (IL) was runner-up with 115 points while Williams College checked in at the No. 3 spot with 129 points. The Eagles finished the competition with 464 points.
Leading the Emory effort was junior Charles Meade (Wellesley, MA) who earned All-America honors after his 18th-place finish in the 278-runner field. Meade turned in an 8K time of 24:49, the fifth time in seven competitions this fall that he was the team's top performer. Meade is Emory's first All-American since the 2003 season (Phil Hagedorn) and the fourth in school history.
Junior Tommy Fyffe (Cincinnati, OH) turned in a strong performance, crossing the finish line in 47th position with an effort of 25:11. Junior Paul Winterhalter (Ardmore, PA) clocked a 25:36 and finished 98th. Rounding out the Emory scorers were senior Nate Ennist (26:11) and junior Alex Robin (26:43).