Demon Deacons Race to Second at Raleigh Invitational
Freshman Keaton Morgan has finished sixth in each of his two meets in 2007.
Freshman Keaton Morgan has finished sixth in each of his two meets in 2007.

Sept. 14, 2007

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CARY, N.C. -- All five Wake Forest competitors finished in the top 20, as the Demon Deacons raced to a second-place finish at the Raleigh Invitational on a rainy Friday afternoon at the SAS Complex.

Freshman Keaton Morgan led the Deacons with a sixth-place finish out of 84 runners. Morgan, who finished the 5k race in a time of 16:00, was the first non-NC State runner to cross the finish line. The host Wolfpack swept the top five places to win the meet with the minimum 15 points.

Senior John Compton also turned in a top-10 performance for the Deacs, placing eighth in 16:13.

Junior Jeremy Fisico finished in 13th place for the second consecutive meet. Fisico ran a 16:41 for the Deacons.

Redshirt freshman Patrick Russell was the fourth Deacon to finish, as he placed 17th in 16:56.

Senior Chris Catton rounded out Wake Forest's five. Catton ran a 17:03 to finish in 19th place.

Wake Forest took second out of 11 teams with 63 points, easily out-distancing East Carolina who placed third with 118 points.

NC State's John Martinez won the race with a time of 15:08.

The Deacs are off next weekend before returning to action at the Greater Louisville Classic on Sept. 29 in Louisville, Ky.



Wake Forest Individual Results
6. Keaton Morgan 16:00, 8. John Compton 16:13, 13. Jeremy Fisico 16:41, 17. Patrick Russell 16:56, 19. Chris Catton 17:03.

Team Results
1. NC State 15, 2. Wake Forest 63, 3. East Carolina 118, 4. North Carolina A&T 135, 5. Pembroke 153, 6. St. Augustine's 154, 7. Hampton 158, 8. Shaw 187, 9. Greensboro College 187, 10. Winston-Salem State 200, 11. Methodist 236.

Top Five Individuals
1. John Martinez, NC State, 15:08; 2. Wesley Smith, NC State 15:09; 3. Chris Kollar, NC State 15:09; 4. Bobby Mack NC State, 15:31; 5. Robert Bledsoe, NC State, 15:31.