NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Jason Cave won the men's race to lead the way for the Salisbury University cross country teams, who both earned top-three finishes at the Captain Chris Invitational on Saturday afternoon at Lee Hall Mansion.
The Sea Gull women took a second-place finish, earning 52 points to edge out third-place Mary Washington (55) with hosts Christopher Newport (33) winning the team portion of the race. The Sea Gull men notched 63 points, finishing behind CNU (23) and Mary Washington (55).
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Two weeks after finishing second in his first race for the Sea Gulls, Jason Cave won the men's 8K race, besting his second-place foe by a full 10 seconds by breaking the tape in 26:26.60.
- Sam Bodmer picked up the next-best finish for Salisbury, crossing eighth in a time of 27:32.40.
- Ryan Temple (28:15.60) and Austin Foote (28:35.10) earned top-20 finishes, taking 15th and 18th, respectively.
- Ethan Gray broke the top 25, finishing 24th in 29:10.10.
- Nathan Eberly (29:40.90), Charlie Koeneke (29:44.00) and Christian Ciattei (29:46.60) finished back-to-back-to-back in 30th through 32nd, respectively.
- Heather Delaplaine finished third in the women's 6K field, crossing the finish line in 24:35.40.
- Hayley Long came in just a second-and-a-half behind Delaplaine, taking fourth place in 24:36.90.
- Alyssa Santoro earned a top-10 finish by placing seventh in a time of 25:05.30.
- Kate Yokay finished 18th in 26:08.90, while Allyson Wagner (26:23.10) and Sydney Ruckel (26:27.50) crossed 20th and 21st, respectively.
- Erin Connelly (26th, 26:59.60) and Abigale Simmons (30th, 27:28.90) made it eight Sea Gulls in the top 30 of the field.
- Salisbury returns to its home course at Winterplace Park on Saturday, Oct. 2, for the Don Cathcart Invitational.
- The first race of the afternoon begins at 2 p.m.