Tampa Hangs With Top Teams at Mountain Dew Invitational

Tampa Hangs With Top Teams at Mountain Dew Invitational

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Tampa men's cross country team ran at the Mountain Dew Invitational, finishing 11th overall and third among NCAA Division II participants.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
UT Finish: 11th (3rd), 289 points
Overall Champion: University of North Florida, 52 points
Top Division II Team: Embry-Riddle, 143 points
Location: UF Golf Course | Gainesville, Fla.
Host Institution: University of Florida
Distance: 8K
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TOP SPARTAN PERFORMERS:
Nick Morfesi | 48th overall, 26:52.3

Brent Turner | 50th overall, 26:57.5

Michael Wilson | 60th overall, 27:23.6

Tyler Roberts | 78th overall, 27:49.3

• Stone Malick | 83rd overall, 27:56.7

OTHER NOTABLES:
Morfesi was the top UT finisher for the first time this season.

• After being the quickest Spartan in the season opener, Wilson was third among all UT runners.

• A total of 24 teams competed in the race.

• In addition to the top D2 team, Embry-Riddle, and Tampa, other Sunshine State Conference schools included Saint Leo (10), Florida Tech (13) and Palm Beach Atlantic (18).

• Tampa entered a total of 13 runners.

 

UP NEXT:
Tampa heads to Charlotte, N.C., to run in the Queens Invitational on October 6.

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