Men Place Seventh At Notre Dame Invitational

Freshman Curtis Carr ran well at the Notre Dame Invitational, finishing the five-mile race in 24:52. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

SOUTH BEND -- In the first of three projected meets in Indiana, the No. 20 BYU men's cross country team finished in seventh place at the star-studded Notre Dame Invitational on Friday.

The meet featured six ranked teams with host No. 12 Notre Dame taking the victory. A total of 23 teams competed in the invitational.

The Cougars were led by senior Chandler Goodwin, who finished the five-mile course in 24:14, good for 13th place.

"Chandler Goodwin is our team captain and as expected, he ran well," BYU coach Ed Eyestone said. "We had some really good performances, and we had some guys who didn't have their best day."

Eyestone was especially impressed with freshman Curtis Carr's race. Carr, a 6-foot-5 native of Nashville, Ind., placed fifth on the team and 52nd overall.

"True freshman Curtis Carr ran especially well considering it was his first five-mile race at a meet with such a high level of competition," Eyestone said.

BYU's other top runners were Stephan Shay (17th overall), Dustin Bybee (43rd) and Brandon Hebbert (46th).

The Cougars were without Jacob Gustafsson, a junior and fourth-place finisher in last week's Dave Murray Invitational. Gustafsson was interviewing with accounting firms.

BYU's next meet will be at Pre-Nationals in Terre Haute, Ind., on Oct. 13. Should the Cougars continue to improve, they could qualify for a third trip to Indiana for the NCAA Championships.

Team Results

1. NOTRE DAME

2 10 16 30 34 (68) (93) = 92

2. NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY

8 20 21 25 32 (96)(101) = 106

3. PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

4 11 23 28 58 (81)(130) = 124

4. MICHIGAN

3 14 37 39 45 (50) (60) = 138

5. FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY

12 26 29 36 44 (77)(116) = 147

6. WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY

5 24 31 41 54 (80) (89) = 155

7. BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY

13 17 43 46 52 (72) (83) = 171

Place Name School Class Time

1 JOSHUA MCDOUGAL LIBERTY UNIVERSITY SR 23:37

2 Patrick Smyth NOTRE DAME JR 23:44

3 MIKE WOODS MICHIGAN SR 23:49

4 MAX SMITH PROVIDENCE COLLEGE SR 23:54

5 SETH PILKINGTON WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY SR 24:02

6 TRENT HOERR ILLINOIS SR 24:07

7 DAVID HEBERT TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY JR 24:08

8 WESLEY SMITH NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIV. SR 24:08

9 PATRICK MELLEA BOSTON COLLEGE SR 24:10

10 Jake Watson NOTRE DAME SR 24:11

11 AHMED HAJI PROVIDENCE COLLEGE SR 24:12

12 LUKE GUNN FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY SR 24:13

13 CHANDLER GOODWIN BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY SR 24:14

17 STEPHAN SHAY BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY JR 24:20

43 DUSTIN BYBEE BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY SR 24:48

46 BRANDON HEBBERT BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY SO 24:50

52 CURTIS CARR BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY FR 24:52

72 TAYLOR FARNSWORTH BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY FR 25:10

83 TYREL JENSEN BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY SR 25:21

118 RYAN MERRIMAN BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY SO 25:53

120 DEREK TAYLOR BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY SR 25:54

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