Langlois and Madden Break into Miami Top 10 List

by Ashleigh Young

CARY, N.C. – Andrew Madden and Emma Langlois broke into Miami’s all-time top 10 list at the 2020 ACC Cross Country Championships on Friday morning.

“We have a very young team on both the men and women’s team,” distance coach Cody Halsey said. “I don’t believe the scores reflected how hard they’ve worked this fall. We are excited to get home and get back to work.”

Madden led the day as the first Cane to cross the finish line with his personal-best time of 25:15.1 in the men’s 8K. The time ranks as the ninth-fastest time in program history and is the first time a Cane has broken into the top 10 since Nathan Kuck boasted a program record in 2017.

Sophomore Justin Rittenhouse followed Madden, posting a time of 25:41.5 and took 21 seconds off his previous personal-best time. Sophomore Dillon Fields finished at 26:47.6, followed by freshman Colin Wilson who crossed the line at 26:49.6, while freshman Thomas Betters closed out the competition for the men with his time of 30:59.6.

On the women’s side, Langlois posted her top finish at the ACC Cross Country Championships with a personal-best time of 22:04.7, which ranks eighth in Miami’s history in the event.

Freshman Daphnee Lavassas competed in her first ACC Championship and finished with a time of 22:53.4 in the women’s 6K. Fellow freshmen Natalie Varela and Morgan Johnson finished close behind one another with times of 23:47.9 and 23:52.5, respectively. Johnson ended the fall 2020 season with a 34-second personal-best time.

Freshman Payton Payne rounded out the women’s competitors and finished with a time of 26:13.8.

The men’s side finished 15th with 472 points, while the women also finished 15th with 457 points.