The Quakers' men’s and women’s cross country teams had an eventful Friday competing at the NCAA Division I Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship hosted by Lehigh University. The women’s team placed 10th out of 27 teams, and the men’s team finished sixth out of 26 teams. By far, the most impressive performer of the day was men’s senior captain Noah Carey of Guilderland, N.Y.
Just two weeks prior of the event, Carey put on a show at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships finishing with a career best 23:56:50 time in an 8K race. That was good enough for 7th place, the highest finish outside of any runner from powerhouses Harvard and Princeton, and a first team All-Ivy nod.
Carey’s success clearly carried onto Friday. In a 10K race, Carey finished with a time of 30:17:08, just seven seconds behind the first place finisher. It was good enough for third overall, and it earned him a trip to Tallahassee, Fla. to represent the Quakers in the annual NCAA Cross Country Championship on Nov. 20.