Men’s cross country races at Sodexho Stetson Invitational on Friday
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The JU men’s cross country team will look to gain some momentum in the final regular season meet on Friday when they compete at the Sodexho Stetson Invitational in DeLand, Fla.

This is the final meet for the Dolphins before they start prepping for the Atlantic Sun Conference Championships in Spartanburg, S.C. on Oct. 30.

“For many of the guys, it is their first 8k of the year,” said JU head coach Ron Grigg. “It will be a chance for them to experiment with the race plan.”

Last time out, senior Andrew Maedel ran a time of 16:45.58 to place 11th and help the Dolphins to a seventh place finish at the Invitational on Oct 1.

Senior Gene Sarsfield was the next highest finisher, placing 35th with a time of 18:08.43. Freshman Sidney Houting was 48th with an 18:38.37, while freshman Esteban Mendez (68th) ran a time of 19:35.72. Junior Patrick Abbey (19:54.35) rounded out the day for the Dolphins.

Last season, Maedel paced the Dolphins at the Sodexho Stetson Invitational, running a 28:41 (44th), while Sarsfield ran a time of 31:44 (94th).