KERNSTOWN, Va. – The Salisbury University men's and women's cross country teams traveled to Shenandoah University on Saturday to take part in the Hornet Harrier Invitational. The women's team finished first overall while the men's team earned a fourth-place finish in the 20-team field.
Result: Women – 1st (54 points) | Men – 4th (144 points)
Total Time: Women – 1:42:02 (Avg. 20:24) | Men – 1:42:44 (Avg. 20:32)
Distance: Women – 5k | Men – 6k
Location: Kernstown Battlefield – Kernstown, Va. (Shenandoah University)
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Sophomore Heather Delaplaine finished in second place at the Hornet Harrier, just 8.8 seconds behind the top finisher and 34.1 seconds ahead of third place. Delaplaine ran the 5k in 19:15.9 while averaging 6:12.0 per mile.
- Senior Christine Sturm finished 10th overall with a total time of 20:23.3 at a 6:33.7 per mile pace.
- Yanet Leul (20:40.6), Sydney Ruckel (20:49.8), and Allison Keller (20:52.8) finished 13th through 15th place, respectively, to round out the top five finishers for Salisbury.
- Alyssa McCloskey (21:02.8), Abby Potter (21:10.05), and Alyssa Santoro (21:13.4) also finished among the top 25 runners, finishing in 19th, 23rd, and 24th, respectively.
- Junior Mason Kimbell was the top placing male runner for Salisbury while finishing sixth overall in the event. Kimbell ran the 6k in 19:32.5 while averaging 5:14.5 per mile.
- Freshman Zachary Deming was the next one to cross the line for the Sea Gulls, finishing 13th overall with a total time of 20:08.9 at a 5:24.2 per mile pace.
- Carter Williams (20:56.3) and Jeromy Green (21:01.0) each finished in the top 50 for the maroon and gold, coming in at 43rd and 46th, respectively.
- Rounding out the top five finishers for the Sea Gulls was Ethan Gray, who finished in 51st place with a total time of 21:05.8.
- Salisbury will return home for the second time this season when it hosts the Don Cathcart Invitational on Saturday, October 5.
- The meet is set to begin at 9:45 a.m.