ORLANDO, Fla. – The Saint Leo men's cross country team tallied 217 points en route to a 7th-place finish at the UCF Black and Gold Meet, Friday afternoon from the UCF Sports Complex.
Saint Leo's Valentin Lenz collected team top honors as he closed the race in 32nd-place at a time of28.27.70.
North Florida's Chris Haynes took home individual honors as his time of 25:53.69 dusted the field of 78 runners at the 8K course. Overall, the University of North Florida grabbed the team championship as they finished with 27 points.
Eric Dirth finished inside the top-50 as he recorded a time of 30:08.32. In addition, four Lions finished consecutively as Kevin Papac, Spencer Mathis, Michael Walker, David Hill finished with 40 seconds of each other.
The Lions will resume action at the Sunshine State Conference Championships. The meet is set to take place on Saturday, October 12, from the UCF Sports Complex at 7:30 a.m.
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