Sept. 18, 2004
Annapolis, Md. - The Navy men's cross country team finished second out of eight teams with 41 points Saturday in the Navy Invitational at the USNA Cross Country Course.
Navy's 41 points were only bested by Patriot League-rival American's 20, and it marked the second-consecutive season that the Eagles won the team championship.
The Midshipmen were led by junior Ty Rose (Germantown, Tenn.), who came in third place with a time of 25:15.33.
Two other Mids finished in the top 10 of the individual standings, including senior team captain Barry Carmody (Elk Grove, Calif.) and junior Joshua Sink (Welcome, N.C.). Carmody crossed the finish-line in sixth place with a time of 25:22.43, while Sink followed in seventh in a time of 25:24.00.
In addition to those three runners, six other Midshipmen placed in the top 20. Sophomore Dan Naughton (Long Beach, N.Y.) placed 11th in a time of 25:41.64, while freshman John Olsen (Staten Island, N.Y.) and sophomore Michael Niemi (Duluth, Mich.) placed 14th and 15th, respectively. Olsen finished in a time of 25:53.73 and Niemi crossed the finish-line with a time of 25:55.94.
Junior Maksudal Ali (Gaithersburg, Md.), junior David Taveras (Cape Coral, Fla.) and senior Joe Russo (Hempstead, N.Y.) rounded out the top 20 of the individual standings. Ali placed 18th in a time of 26:03.62 with Taveras following in 19th (26:06.73) and Russo in 20th (26:08.37).
American's Pat Macadie won the individual title by placing first in a time of 24:58.29. Teammate Sean Duffy followed in second with a time of 25:11.47.
Navy will be back in action next Saturday, Sept. 25, as they take part in the Iona Invitational at Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y.