Men’s Cross Country Shows Strong Promise in Opening Meet

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.

Meet Highlights

  • 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.

Up Next

  • The Scarlet Hawks will race at the NIU Huskie Classic next Friday.