MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The men's cross country team had a great showing at the Rhodes Invitational, and placed ninth out of the 21 teams that competed.
The Pirates came out in 4th place for Division III schools and had a total score of 238. Southwestern was also the only team in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference to compete.
In the Rhodes Invitational, John Hattan was the top finisher for the Pirates finishing 16th with a time of 26:50.90. Coach Andrew Diehl says, "Hattan ran a great race. He had a breakout race today." Other standout runners were Josh Im (27:21.10), Miles Griffin (28:45.90) and Nathan Botros (29:07.60). Diehl was pleased with the men's performance and says, "It was a great course and I'm very happy with our team. We grew a lot from this meet."
Up next the men's team will travel to San Antonio to compete in The University of the Incarnate Word meet next Saturday, Sept. 6.
Course Preview - ✔️ pic.twitter.com/gAaMG2sK9z— Southwestern XC/T&F (@SUPiratesXCTF) September 14, 2018