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Men’s Cross Country Places 9th at Notre Dame Invitational

Oct. 1, 1999

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Jason Meany, Ryan Demers and Steve Alexander posted top 50 individual finishes to lead the Clemson men’s cross country team to a ninth-place finish at the Notre Dame Invitational in Notre Dame, IN.

Clemson had 293 team points in finishing ninth. Michigan and Georgetown tied for first with 81 total points, while Notre Dame was third with 86. Idaho State was fourth with 177 and Ohio State was fifth with 191.

The 8K event now in its 44th year, was held on the University of Notre Dame golf course. Twenty-three men’s teams competed in the event, including three top 20 clubs from around the nation.

Meany was Clemson’s top finisher for the third straight meet. Earlier he had won the Western Carolina Invitational and finished second at the Winthrop Invitational. Meany finished 25th overall with a time of 24:44.

Demers was 42nd with a time of 24:58. It was the first meet for the sophomore from Shapleigh, ME since he ranked third at the Western Carolina Invitational. Alexander was 49th with a time of 25:05.

Scott Shaw was Clemson’s fourth best runner with a time of 25:23. The freshman from East Syracuse, NY was 79th overall. Clay Wiggins finished 98th with a 25:41 TIME. B.J. Dillard was 106th with a time of 25:52 and Everett Ernst was 126th with a 26:21 time. Neither of their finishes counted toward the Clemson team score.

Clemson will next be in action on October 16th when Clemson plays host to the Clemson Invitational.

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