STEVENSON, Md. - Junior Patrick Watson finished second overall for the second-straight year in leading the Stevenson men's cross country team to a second-place finish at the Middle Atlantic Conference Cross Country Championship, held on a wet and rainy Greenspring Campus course. Watson, who crossed the line in 26:27.2, finished just under seven seconds back of individual champion Benjamin Schott of Messiah. Watson's second-place finish, which earned him All-MAC First Team honors, matches the program record for best individual finish at a conference championship.
Messiah took the team title by 21 places over the host Mustangs with a team score of 49. Messiah and Stevenson have taken first and second at the conference championship for two-straight seasons. Stevenson's finish in the team standings matches the program's best finish at a conference championship, which took place last season.
Junior Nikita Kulick picked up first team honors after placing 10th overall with a time of 27:00.1, while senior Langston Gash crossed the line in 12th with a 27:18.1. With the 12th-place finish, Gash earned a spot on the All-MAC Second Team.
Sophomore Aditya Singh was the fourth Mustang to cross the line, finishing 22nd with a 27:51.3. Senior Jackson Morrow completed Stevenson's team score with a time of 27:55.5, giving him 24th place. Both Singh and Morrow earned spots on the All-MAC Third Team.
Junior Iddriss Iddriss finished just a tenth of a second behind Morrow with a time of 27:56.6 to round out the top 25, earning him a spot on the all-conference third team.
Senior Brett Olin crossed the line in 28:33.6, earning him 38th overall.
The Mustangs will look to continue their run of success at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championship, hosted by DeSales University, on Saturday, November 10 at 11 a.m.