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Men Place Sixth at Western Carolina

September 5, 1998

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson men’s cross country team opened the 1998 season with a sixth-place finish in the Papa’s Pizza Invitational, held on September 5 in Cullowhee, NC.

The top six varsity runners were held out of the meet to continue their training for Clemson’s upcoming meet at Virginia on September 19. Coach Pollock elected to challenge his freshmen with an opportunity to compete against experienced runners.

Freshman Jason Meany from Liverpool, NY, led the Tigers, placing 13th with a time of 26:41. Freshman Ryan Demers placed 20th with a time of 27:02.

David Abel’s time of 27:36 put him in 31st place, while Clay Wiggins placed 40th with a time of 27:52.