Nader Ali won the 31st Coach Jerry Downey XC Classic at Morley Field. Nader continues to show improvement each time he races. For this race he improved his time by 48 seconds over his time his junior year. His time was 16:03.
“I knew he was behind me,” Ali said. “And I knew I had to push. I needed support and my coach was there. ‘Keep the same energy, and you will find yourself running by yourself.’ And I did and it really worked.”