MEDIA, Pa. – For the second straight year, the Ursinus College men's cross country team and junior James McDaid came home with some hard-earned hardware in their season opener.
McDaid cruised to a second consecutive individual title at the Bryn Mawr Invitational, clearing junior teammate John Haase by more than 30 seconds to help the Bears win back-to-back crowns at Rose Tree Park.
Ursinus placed three in the top five and all of its top seven entrants in the top 21 finishers to top second-place Eastern by a full 20 points.
McDaid's mark of 16:53.6 was a new personal best, edging the 16:59.1 he clocked at last year's meet. Haase also secured a new career benchmark, crossing the line in 17:27.4 to snag second place.
Ursinus continues its season at Kutztown's Division II/III Challenge on Saturday, September 15.