HANOVER, N.H. - Following a dominating performance in its season-opening meet, the Dartmouth men's cross country team earned a No. 29 ranking in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association's (USTFCCCA) second weekly poll.
The Big Green began the season ranked No. 30 in the nation by the USTFCCCA, but made the move up one spot after scoring a perfect 15 points Saturday morning at the Dartmouth Invitational. Senior Ethan Shaw (Falmouth, Maine) finished first in 21:59, taking the top individual spot for the second time in as many seasons.
Sophomore John Bleday (Westwood, Mass.) finished second in 22:11 with junior Jonathan Gault (Bedford, Mass.) in third (22:16), sophomore Steve Mangan (Honeoye Falls, N.Y.) in fourth (22:21) and junior Adam Doherty (Lagrangeville, N.Y.) in fifth (22:22).
Dartmouth is one of just two Ivy League teams in the top 30 as Princeton (No. 12) also cracked the poll.
The next time the Big Green return to competition is Friday, Sept. 30, when they run at Lehigh's Paul Short Invitational in Bethlehem, Pa.