BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo men's cross country program rose three spots in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) regional rankings, claiming the 11th spot in the Northeast Region.
Buffalo rose three spots in the latest poll for the Northeast Region, from 14th to 11th, this past week. The rankings, which reflect current season results as well as this weekend's competitions from around the country, are determined by a single member coach in each respective region. Buffalo's jump in the rankings come shortly after the Bulls' strong performance in the Paul Short Invitational, hosted by Lehigh University this past Saturday, in which the Bulls took home a second place finish in the Open Men's 8k and 13th out of a competitive field of 40 teams in the Gold Men's 8k event.
Leading the way for the Bulls in the Open Men's 8k event was senior Dylan Servos who crossed the line in 21st place overall with a time of 25:56, with freshman Michael Hannon finishing just behind him in 22nd place with a time of 25:58.
In the Gold Men's 8k event it was redshirt-sophomore Caleb Covell, who for the third time this season in as many events, spearheaded the Bulls efforts. Despite sloppy running conditions which slowed the speed of the course down considerably, Covell ran a strong race, coming in 24th out of a deep field of 358 runners with a time of 24:53.
The Bulls will look to continue the momentum in their 2018 campaign as they return to action in two weeks for the Penn State National XC Invite on Friday, October 12, followed shortly after by the Canisius Alumni Invite on Saturday, October 13.
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