MSU Denver cross-country teams placed in the middle of the pack Oct. 6 in the third annual Metro State Invitational at Washington Park.
The men’s team finished third out of seven teams led by junior Kirk Harvey, who finished the 8,000-meter race in 26:20.
Harvey finished second overall behind former Princeton University runner Tommy Dialynas, who ran the race in 26:04 as an independent.
Although Harvey finished the race almost a minute faster than his 2011 time, he said the cold, rainy weather affected him and the other runners.
Sophomore Nick Kadlec was the second Roadrunner to cross the finish line his time of 26:54 placed him seventh overall.
Kellen Fockler was third on the team and 11th overall in 27:07, the fastest 8K time of his career. Cameron Jukkala was 35th overall and Erik Boss was 51st, adding to the team scoring.
The lady Runners finished second out of seven teams who ran the 6,000-meter race.
Once again, the ladies were led by freshman Janelle Lincks, who finished seventh in 24:02.
It was a great race for the freshman class, as Elysia Erickson contributed to the Roadrunners’ final score with a 15th place finish in 24:36. Mattie Jesmain was 27th, followed by Jamilah Rashid in 34th.
Senior Bri Richards crossed the line to take the 40th spot.