M. Cross Country
Top Ten Finishes by Larson and Ben Martucci Lead Mocs To 2nd Place At Disney Classic
Paced by top ten finishes from Eric Larson and Ben Martucci, the Moccasins placed second at the Disney Classic Saturday at Lake Buena Vista.
Competing in a field of 25 teams and 205 runners, Larson was the top Division II runner, placing seventh in a time of 26:24.10 over the 8K course. Martucci finished right behind him in eighth place in a time of 26:29.20.
Drew Martucci placed 21st in 27:10.00. He was followed by Zack Kovacik in 28th in 27:31.20, J.J. Blackburn in 34th in 27:43.30, Bryce Loudermilk in 53rd in 28:15.10 and Jason Patchett-Gillis in 80th in 29:11.40.
The Moccasins had 98 points. Kennesaw State won the meet with 42. Sunshine State Conference schools Nova Southeastern, Florida Tech and Saint Leo also were in the meet.
Additional runners for the Moccasins were Chris Meadows in 108th in 29:52.00, Chris Miles in 133rd in a time of 30:52.90 and Tommy Poidevant in 134th in a time of 30:58.30.
The Moccasins' next meet will be the Sunshine State Conference Championship Oct. 24 at Sanlan Ranch, where they will be seeking their 13th consecutive SSC title.