No. 35 Spartan Men Seventh at UAA Championship

David Dixon was the top Spartan finisher on Saturday. (photo by Martin Santek)
David Dixon was the top Spartan finisher on Saturday. (photo by Martin Santek)

PITTSBURGH – The No. 35 nationally ranked Case Western Reserve University men's cross country team finished seventh at the 2013 University Athletic Association Championship on a cold and windy Saturday afternoon at Schenley Park.

No. 2 Washington University-St. Louis ran away with the team title, claiming four of the top six spots for just 26 points. No. 7 New York University was runner-up at 49 points, and No. 14 University of Chicago was third at 81. The Spartans finished with 173 points.

Senior co-captain David Dixon (Atlanta, Ga./Lakeside) was the first Spartan to the finish line in 26th place and a time of 26:19.6. Sophomore Timothy Travitz (Salisbury, Md./Parkside) and senior co-captain Wyatt Hoch (Perrysburg, Ohio/Perrysburg) ran in a tight pair to finish 31st (26:38.1) and 32nd (26:42.2), respectively. Rounding out the team scoring was the sophomore duo of Ben Davis (Aurora, Ohio/Aurora) and Galen Caldwell (Seattle, Wash./Roosevelt) in 38th and 46th with respective times of 26:48.9 and 27:03.4.

The Spartans are now off for a week before continuing championship season at the NCAA Great Lakes Region Championship on November 16 at 11:00 a.m. in Grand Rapids, Michigan.