Watson Sets School Record at Rowan Inter-Region Border Battle, Wins Fourth-Straight Race

Watson Sets School Record at Rowan Inter-Region Border Battle, Wins Fourth-Straight Race

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Senior Patrick Watson won his fourth race in a row with a program-record time of 24:00.1 in a highly-competitive field at the Rowan Inter-Region Border Battle. Watson broke his previous school mark, which was set at the Don Cathcart Invite on October 5, by over 15 seconds. 

The Mustangs, who were ranked 10th in the Mideast region this week, finished 15th out of 29 schools with a team score of 418.  The meet featured a total of 16 regionally-ranked teams from six different regions.

Senior Nikita Kulick clocked a 25:55 to take 76th out of 256 runners, while senior Iddriss Iddriss missed out on a personal best by just three seconds with a 26:05.3.

Stevenson's freshman harriers also turned in solid performances on the day. 

Freshman Samuel Iseman set a new personal mark in the 8k with a 26:42.1. Freshman Johnathan Womack, who also set a personal record, completed the course in 27:09.8 to complete the team score for Stevenson.

Sophomores Taylor Farnsworth and Elijah Smith turned in times of 29:05.2 and 29:31, while sophomore Anders Chattin crossed the line just under the 30-minute mark with a 29:57.9.

Carnegie Mellon won the team title over Johns Hopkins by three points with a team score 51.

The Mustangs compete next at the LVC Last Chance Run Fast meet, held at the Union Canal Tunnel Park, on Friday, October 25 at 5:15 p.m. This will be Stevenson's final tune-up before the MAC Championships.