Mikkilineni Paces Men’s XC at Allegheny Classic

Mikkilineni Paces Men’s XC at Allegheny Classic

Case Western Reserve University sophomore Rahul Mikkilineni was the first Spartan to cross the finish line on Saturday afternoon, pacing the Spartans to a third-place finish out of six teams at the Allegheny Cross Country Classic in Meadville, Pennsylvania on Saturday afternoon.

Mikkilineni led a tight-pack of Spartans scorers in the four-mile race, placing 20th overall out of 75 runners in the race with a time of 22:27.  He was followed by junior Daniel Grasing in 23rd-place with a time of 22:30, and sophomore Ben Browngardt in 25th-place with a time of 22:41.  Completing CWRU's group of scoring finishers on Saturday were freshman Jacob Conard, who placed 31st overall with a time of 23:00 in his first collegiate race, and sophomore Maxwell Griesheimer, who finished 33rd with a time of 22:03.  Freshman Will Dehmler was right behind Greisheimer, placing 35th with a time of 23:14, and sophomore Bryden Moxley followed in 38th-place with a time of 23:34.  Graduate student Andrew Gold (43rd, 24:04) completed CWRU's list of finishers in Saturday's race.

The Spartans finished with an aggregate team score of 84, finishing behind first-place Carnegie Mellon (15 points) and second-place Allegheny (51 points).

Case Western Reserve will be off next weekend, before returning to action at the All-Ohio Championships on Saturday, September 28th at 2:00 p.m. in Cedarville, Ohio.