The men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at the 23rd Annual Henry Mercer Monmouth Invitational at Holmdel Park on Saturday morning.
Junior Kyle Mueller finished first overall for the men. Mueller’s time of 26:24.35 was the fourth best time ever in school history. Mueller’s first place finish would lead the men to third place overall.
Freshman Tim Euler’s time of 27:46.05 is good for fourth in school history for freshmen men on the current Holmdel Park.
Monmouth’s men had a top-5 average time of 27:06.6 on the hilly 5 mile course, which is ranked 4th in school history at Holmdel Park and more than 30 seconds faster than what the team ran here last year.
For the women, junior Amber Stratz’s 11th place finish would lead the team to a fifth place finish.
Freshman Kyra Velock finished with the time of 19:31.21, good enough for third in school history for freshmen women.
The teams will have a week off as they prepare for the Paul Short Run at Lehigh University on Friday, Sept. 29 at 9:30 a.m.