Dramatic Improvements Mark Men's Cross Country Season
Dec. 2, 2002
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -
Here are several noteworthy performers from the 2002 season:
Sophomore Matt Adami posted a 25:49.73 at the 2002 Navy Invitational, which was one and a half minutes faster than his time at the 2001 Navy meet. He also lowered his time at the Maryland Invitational to a 26:29-two full minutes faster than at the 2001 Maryland Invitational.
Sophomore Adam Ambrus lowered his 2001 time at the Navy Invitational by nearly two minutes at this year's Navy meet, finishing in 25:12.77. His time of 25:27.4 at the 2002 ACC Championships was also two minutes faster than at the same meet last season.
Sophomore Mike Fleg turned in a time at the 2002 Navy Invitational that was one and a half minutes faster than his time the year before. His time of 25:33.4 at this year's Paul Short Invitational was one minute faster than in 2001, and he also lowered his 2002 ACC Championships time by almost one minute, by posting a 26:48.6.
Sophomore Eric Marenburg was 30 seconds faster at this year's Paul Short Invitational than in 2001. He was also almost one minute faster at the 2002 Maryland Invitational than the year before, finishing with a 26:56.
Junior Mike Prada lowered his times in four meets this season. The first was at the 2002 Navy Invitational, where he lowered his 2001 time by nearly 30 seconds. At this year's Maryland Invitational, his time of 25:45 was two full minutes faster than in 2001. He lowered his ACC Championships time by nearly 30 seconds this year, and his time of 31:57.2 at the NCAA Regionals was one full minute faster than in 2001.