McKeesport, Pa. - The Penn State Greater Allegheny women's and men's cross country teams hosted 15 other schools to the Greater Allegheny campus, Saturday afternoon, for a 5k women's race and a 8k men's competition through GA as well as Renzie Park.
The women raced first to begin the Invitational. Greater Allegheny freshman Casey Wash (McKeesport, Pa./McKeesport Area) ran the 5k in 32:16, placing 50th out of 55.
Through the men's 8k, freshman Michael Burchlaw (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Hills) came in third place out of 63 runners with an overall time of 26:35, just behind a pair of Division II University of Pitt-Johnstown student-athletes.
Sophomore Codie Buglar (Elizabeth, Pa./Yough) sat in 31st place with a time of 33:53 while freshman Ellis Massiah (Waterford, Ct./) finished just after him in 33rd at 34:44. Freshman Michael Risnear (Harrison City, Pa./Penn-Trafford) completed the race in 35:39, 41st place. Freshman Haotian Qi (Jinan, China/Lakeshore High) wrapped up the race for Greater Allegheny, as he finished in 54:32 at 63rd place.
As a team, the Greater Allegheny men's team earned 2nd place overall with 69 points behind UPJ, who posted 19.
To read the full list of both the men's and women's results, click here.
Greater Allegheny looks to travel to Penn State Brandywine for a Penn State University Athletic Conference Invitational Saturday, September 19th. Start time is set for 1 p.m.
Great job, student-athletes!