LOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. – The Salisbury University men's and women's cross country teams tuned up for the Coast-to-Coast Athletic Conference (C2C) Championship Meet with the Border Battle, hosted by Rowan University.
As a team, the women finished 18th overall out of 35 teams with 471 team points in the championship race. The men placed 19th out of 33 teams with 562 total points.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Matt Grossi and Jason Cave paced the men's team in the 8k championship. Grossi and Cave crossed the line just over a minute apart with a time of 27:00.4 and 27:01.8 respectively to place 74th and 78th overall.
- Austin Foote (112nd, 27:41.9), Sam Bodmer (171st, 28:35.1) and Christian Ciattei (176th, 28:44.0) each finished in the top-200 in the near 300 runner field.
- Doug Hoover ran a season-best 29:18.7 in the men's 8k open to finish 53rd.
- The Salisbury women placed four runners in the top-100 of the field of 275 in the 6k championship race.
- Heather Delaplaine led the women's team with a 61st-place finish with a time of 24:10.3.
- Sydney Ruckel ran the 6k in 24:31.1 to finish 88th.
- Hayley Long (24:38.2) and Alyssa Santoro (24:46.6) rounded out the top-100 for Salisbury in 91st and 98th respectively.
- Kate Yokay crossed the line in 26:15.4 to place 176th.
- Salisbury will take the next two weeks to gear up for the C2C Cross Country Championships, hosted by UC-Santa Cruz.
- The meet will take place at Baylands Park in Sunnyvale, Calif. on Saturday, Oct. 30 at 1 p.m. EDT / 10 a.m. PDT.