Demon Deacons Race to Second at Raleigh Invitational

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.

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