When freshman cross country runner Nate Edelman squeezed out a first-place finish this past Sunday at the Reif Memorial Run, he earned more than his first career win. His victory by a tenth of a second won him the last spot on the 12-man team competing Heps this weekend.
“I went into [the race] thinking I had a good chance to win.” Edelman said. “My strategy was to stay with the pack until mile three, then break away.”
Edelman, who’s been running cross country as part of a team since junior year of high school, is perhaps a less seasoned runner than many of his teammates. However, Edelman said that his running career at Cornell has already started off really well.
“I feel like I’ve improved every race this season,” he said.