SALISBURY, N.C. – Guilford College's men's cross country team opened the 2017 season Saturday at the Chick-Fil-A Invitational at Salisbury Park. The Quakers placed eighth among 14 competing schools with 234 points.
Wingate University had three of the top-five finishers and won the team title with 30 points, one point ahead of Louisburg College. Meet host Catawba College claimed third with 88 points.
Guilford's Caleb Amstutz clocked the team's top individual performance with a time of 29 minutes, 31.6 seconds over eight kilometers. He placed 27th in the 103-man field. Rookie Kieran Arbury ran a 32:23.6 in his first college race and edged teammate Caleb Anderson (32:38.6) for 60th place. John Martinez was close behind in 66th place at 32:51. Colin Dossel rounded out Guilford's runners in 69th place with a time of 32:59.
Wingate's Nepolian Patel outkicked Louisburg's Jack Mastrandrea with a winning time of 25:27.3.