Cross Country competes in Veterans Day race on The Plain

November 19th, 2020 | Army and Community Sports, Sports

(Above and below) The Army West Point men’s and women’s cross country runners run in the inaugural Veterans Day joint cross country meet on The Plain Nov. 11. The event was the first major athletic affair to take place on The Plain since before the opening of Michie Stadium in 1924. Originally, the event was supposed to be the first-ever tri-meet service academy contest among Army, Navy and Air Force, however, due to COVID-19, the event was scaled down to a joint intrasquad race.                                                                                     Photos by Jorge Garcia

By Nick Lovera
Army Athletic Communications

The Army West Point men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in a joint Veterans Day meet on the historic grounds of The Plain at West Point on Nov. 11.
The event was held after the cancellation of ‘America’s Race,’ which was scheduled to be held on The Plain among Army, Navy and Air Force.
With a contingent of the Corps of Cadets in attendance, the teams ran a course that spanned two laps around the perimeter of the parade grounds, followed by an s-shaped inner circle and concluding with two final laps around the perimeter.
Senior Daniel Horoho was the first to cross the finish line for the men’s team and freshmen standouts Georgia Jones and Helen Shearer finished first and second for the women’s team. The pair have placed as the team’s top-two finishers in each of Army’s meets this season.
The event concludes a shortened season that saw the Black Knights compete in three meets, headlined by a split result in the Army-Navy Star Meet in October where the women’s team claimed its second consecutive star victory.

Men’s Top Finishers:
1. Horoho—15:23.4;
2. Sophomore Matthew Porter—15:30.3;
3. Junior Caden Foster—15:34.0;
4. Freshman Luke Lusskin—15:55.1;
5. Freshman Mitchell Burr—16:00.1.

WOMEN’S TOP FINISHERS:
1. Jones—17:30.4;
2. Shearer—17:32.3;
3. Senior Mika Andrews—18:13.6;
4. Freshman Sophia Sandy—18:33.2;
5. Sophomore Sarah Grodin—18:48.8.