Wynne races to men’s victory at season-opening U.Va. Duals, Grice shines for women

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The Virginia men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the season-opening U.Va. Duals Wednesday night at Panorama Farms in Earlysville, Va. Both ranked in the top 25 to start the year, the men scored a trio of wins, while the women started more slowly.

Pegged to finish second in the ACC, the No. 9 Cavalier men posted wins against Charlotte, Liberty and Norfolk State. Junior Henry Wynne paced the field, finishing in 11 minutes, 51 seconds, while fellow juniors Mike Marsella and Connor Rog also placed in the top five. Junior Adam Visokay and graduate student Silas Frantz completed Virginia’s scoring five.

Meanwhile, the No. 16 Virginia women came up empty against Charlotte, James Madison and Liberty. Junior Brooke Grice provided a bright spot for the Cavaliers, placing 10th. Freshman Alexia Roux, sophomores Katie Roche and Sarah Mattison, and graduate student Iona Lake also ran for Virginia.

The Cavaliers compete Sept. 26 at the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational.

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