Men's Cross Country
Cross Country Places Second in Demon Invitational


Posted Oct 12, 2007 19:53:25

Cross Country Places Second in Demon Invitational

NATCHITOCHES, La. -- Louisiana Techs mens cross country team finished off the regular season Friday afternoon at a 4 p.m. race on the campus of Northwestern State with a second place finish; only three points out of first place.

Junior Jace Benoit led the way for the Bulldogs with a third place finish on the four-mile course with a time of 21 minutes, 10 seconds, while junior Cory Denstel took a sixth place finish on a time of 21:43. The Bulldogs elected to run only five for the day with a team consisting of two juniors and three freshmen.

I thought the freshmen ran pretty well, Tech head coach Gary Stanley said. I was pleased with their efforts. I think they thought it would be easier than it was, and as a result we were beaten by three points. Hopefully, it was a lesson learned, and well get ready for the next one.

Freshmen David Monroe, Kyle Davis and Steven Cortez all finished in the top 10 of the meet. Monroe ran 21:48 for seventh, Davis finished eighth at 21:54 while Steven Cortez finished tenth at 22:00.

It was the final meet of the regular season, and the Bulldogs will return to action Oct. 27 for the 2007 WAC Cross Country Championships in Logan, Utah.

I feel the season as a whole was good, Stanley said. Weve only been beaten three times. The aggregate of scores is about 15-3. Its gone as well as I could expect with such a young team, but we dont know what to expect for the conference meet. As long as we give a good effort, then Ill be pleased.