TAMPA, Fla. – Tough racing conditions put a damper on the 8,000-meter race as Jacksonville University men's cross country ran at the USF Invitational, Friday afternoon.
Sophomore Alex Turnock was the first Dolphin to cross the line in a season-best 27:27.2 to place 18th overall.
Junior Brett Gerhardt was next in 27:58.9 for 27th. The next three Dolphins finished in a pack as senior Jordon Garman, freshman Peter Dugan, and sophomore Nick Ohlwein were all within 15 seconds of each other to close out the 8K for JU.
"Tough conditions in south Florida today. Nothing anyone would call ideal for cross country racing. Given the conditions and the strategy we employed, I think we learned what we needed," stated Director of Cross Country and Track & Field Ron Grigg.
Jacksonville returns to action Oct. 22 for the ASUN Championships, hosted by Kennesaw State.