If the first race of the season in any indication for the Illinois Tech men’s cross country team, the Scarlet Hawks are in for a great season. Racing in a competitive Elmhurst Earlybird Invite 6k field, Illinois Tech placed fourth out of 12 teams.
- Leading the way for the Scarlet Hawks was sophomore Julian Go, who placed 20th in a 128-racer field with a time of 20:12.0.
- Right behind Go were junior Thomas Doyle (36th place, 20:49.2) and sophomore Evan Balizado (38th place, 20:56.8).
- In his first collegiate race, Logan Plaisted placed for Illinois Tech, coming in 66th place with a time of 22:08.4.
- Alden Diaz (70th place, 22:24.7), Brendan Conroy (91st place, 23:46.7), Mohammed Saleem (106th place, 25:45.5), and Spencer Clark (110th place, 26:15.9) also competed for Illinois Tech.
- The Scarlet Hawks will race at the NIU Huskie Classic next Friday.