Princeton Invite Gives Newcomers Chance to Shine

PRINCETON, N.J. -After racing a full squad in Friday's Penn State National Invitational, Saturday's race at Princeton was a chance for head coach Blake Boldon to mix in some new faces along with those who had worked their way back from injury.

Gus McKenzie, making his first appearance in a competitive race in a year, was Penn's top finisher, crossing the line in 63rd with a time of 26:16. John Foye, who had sat out yesterday's Penn State meet with a class conflict, came in right behind at 26:19 and 67th overall. Steve Piscatelli's time of 26:36 earned the sophomore 75th. Freshmen Connor Ryan (27:07, 92nd), John Trueman (27:27, 98th) and Connor Jaramillo (27:47, 102nd) rounded out the team's performance.

"Gus McKenzie proved that he has to factor into our plans moving forward," said Boldon. "You never really know how someone will do until they're in the heat of the race, and he definitely responded."

The Heptagonal Championships will be hosted by Princeton in two weeks on October 29. The men's race will begin at 11 a.m.