STEVENSON, Md. - Sophomore Patrick Watson finished 13th overall in leading the host Stevenson men's cross country team to a second place at the season-opening Mustang Stampede, held at the Greenspring Campus course. Watson clocked a 6-kilometer (3.73 miles) time of 19:53.43, which was just 24.5 seconds behind first-place Scot Pourshalchi of Johns Hopkins.
Hopkins took the team title with a score of 15 points, while the Mustangs finished with 50.
Freshman Aditya Singh crossed the line in his first collegiate race with a solid time of 20:08.79 to take 17th overall, while freshman Sushant Dhaurali finished less than eight seconds behind Singh with a 20:16.35.
Sam Mercoli opened up his junior season with a 6k time of 20:38.81.
The Mustangs compete next when they host the Shannon Henretty Invitational on Friday, September 8 at 6:00 pm.