Men's Cross Country Takes Eighth at Princeton
Updated: Wednesday 10/03/2015 (ET)
by Jacob Skipper
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The William & Mary men's cross country team finished eighth at the Princeton Inter-Regional on Saturday, moving up one spot from the pre-race rankings.  No. 19 Indiana took the win with 47 points over host Princeton, while Duke's Shaun Thompson was the individual champion in 23:34.9.

Complete Results

The Tribe, picked ninth in the 11-team field, moved up a spot to eighth behind some strong pack-running.  Junior Faris Sakallah (Chantilly, Va.) led the way for W&M in 30th overall, running 24:30.4, and senior Ryan Gousse (Apopka, Fla.) was six places and six seconds back.  David Barney (Lynchburg, Va.) ran 24:39.7 for 39th, and freshman Evan Woods (Bethesda, Md.) was fourth for the team in 24:51.9 for 54th place.  Redshirt-senior Nathaniel Hermsmeier (Charlottesville, Va.) rounded out the scoring in 24:57.7 for 57th, and redshirt-freshmen Ryan Thompson (Bristow, Va.) and Dawson Connell (Yorktown, Va.) completed the line-up, running 25:09.0 and 25:16.4, respectively.

William & Mary is back in action in two weeks, running at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational on Friday, Oct. 16.

Princeton Inter-Regional - 8K
West Windsor Fields - Princeton, N.J.

Team Standings
1. #19 Indiana 47
2. Princeton 70
3. Columbia 84
4. RV Virginia Tech 105
5. #24 Providence 111
6. Duke 148
7. #29 North Carolina 173
8. William & Mary 208
9. Duquesne 282
10. Wake Forest 291
11. Monmouth 323

Top Five Runners
1. Shaun Thompson (DUKE) 23:34.9
2. Thomas Curtin (VT) 24:05.6
3. Tait Rutherford (COL) 24:10.8
4. Kyle DuVall (IND) 24:11.1
5. Tom O'Neill (PROV) 24:12.0

W&M Runners
30. Faris Sakallah 24:30.4
36. Ryan Gousse 24:36.4
39. David Barney 24:39.7
54. Evan Woods 24:51.9
57. Nathaniel Hermsmeier 24:57.7
68. Ryan Thompson 25:09.0
75. Dawson Connell 25:16.4
76. AJ Tucker 25:17.0
78. Trevor Sleight 25:21.0
83. Ryan McGorty 25:29.7
84. Chris Hoyle 25:32.2
103. Ryan Onders 26:23.0



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