Men's XC Claims Third Consecutive Patriot League Title
For the third consecutive season, the Army West Point Men's Cross Country team has won the Patriot League Championship. This marks the program's 10th Patriot League tile and the first three-peat since the program won four consecutive championships from 1993-96. Depth was the key factor for the Black Knights, as five different Cadets placed inside the top-14 to earn All-Patriot League honors.
Earning first team honors are firsties Ben Petrella, Robbie Santoyo and Roman Ollar who placed fourth, fifth and sixth respectively. It marks the third consecutive season that the trio has been named to the all-league team. Earning second team honors are yearling Marshall Beatty and plebe Garrett Gough. The rookie Gough was the race's top placing plebe, crossing the line ninth to earn Patriot League Outstanding Rookie of the Meet honors. Beatty, who earned the top rookie prize a year ago, placed 13th. A Cadet has now claimed the award in three consecutive years as Daniel Mazzei was the 2017 recipient. Read more.