The Oglethorpe men's cross country team finished second Saturday morning at the Berry Invitational in northwest Georgia. The Stormy Petrels showed well in their final tune-up before the SAA Championships, scoring 66 points and besting every team in the field other than regional power Emory, including Division I Chattanooga and SAA foes Berry, Sewanee and Millsaps.
The Petrels were led on the Mount Berry course by senior Rodrigo Meade, who finished 11th with a time of 26 minutes, 13.8 seconds over eight kilometers. Sophomore Aidan Goldston came in close behind, finishing 14th in 26:19.0, while senior Mateo Villa came in 17th with a time of 26:26.9. Sophomore Thomas Ridley finished 22nd in 26:39.4 and senior Nick Evans rounded out the Oglethorpe scorers with a time of 26:57.6, finishing 36th.
On the women's side, freshman Sarah Brummett led the way by finishing 35th with a time of 25:07.8 on the 6-kilometer course. Fellow freshman Robin Stein finished in the middle of the pack (89th) with a time of 29:41.7.
The Petrels will next be in action Nov. 2 on the same course, when they compete in the SAA Cross Country Championships.