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Men’s Cross Country Finishes Sixth, Women 17th at Upstate Invitational

Men’s Cross Country Finishes Sixth, Women 17th at Upstate Invitational

The Emory men's and women's cross country teams made a trip north to Spartanburg, South Carolina for the Upstate Invitational on Saturday morning. The Eagles turned in two solid performances, with the men finishing 6th out of 27 teams and the women finishing 17th out of 32 teams.

The highlight of the meet for the men was another stellar performance from freshman Kirin Karver, who turned his best time yet as an Eagle, clocking in at 25:01.0 in 19th place overall in a field of over 275 runners. The time shattered Karver's previous best time by nearly 20 seconds. The freshman has been the first Eagle to cross the finish line in each of his four meets this season.

Close behind Karver were juniors Scott Masterson, who crossed the finish line at 25:22.1, good for 31st overall and Marcus Cheema, who came in at 25:31.4 in 38th place. Rounding out the top-100 performances for the Eagles were junior Jonathan Orelowitz at 25:45.9 in 57th, freshman Olin Gilster at 25:50.8 in 63rd, junior David Evans at 25:51.1 in 64th, senior Tristan Olpin at 26:06.01 in 72nd, and sophomore Nikhil Makker at 26:17.1 in 91st.

The first Eagle to finish for the women's team was junior Elle Haushalter at 19:03.0 in 82nd in a field of over 275 runners as well. This was Haushalter's best performance at the 5k distance with the Eagles, beating her previous best time from last season by nearly a minute. Senior Lily Taylor came in close behind, finishing in 19:05.5 in 85th.

Rounding out the performances for the women was freshman Emma Flowers at 19:24.9 in 109th, senior Julia Danko at 19:33.3 in 117th, junior Michelle Mittaz at 20:06.2 in 152nd, sophomore Karsten Bobb at 20:15.7 in 164th, senior Lucy Hansen at 20:26.8 in 176th, and senior Helena Cummings at 21:06 in 211th.

The Eagles will now prepare for the UAA Championships in two weeks in Hunting Valley, Ohio. The meet will take place at Squire Valleevue Farm on Saturday, October 28th.