Salisbury women place fourth, men take sixth at DeSales Invitational

Salisbury women place fourth, men take sixth at DeSales Invitational

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – The Salisbury University men's and women's cross country teams got a preview of the course of DeSales University, the host of this year's NCAA Mideast Regional, and came away with positive results. The Gulls saw their women's team take a fourth place finish in their race while the men took sixth in theirs, out of 23 teams.

Senior Becca Stinner led the way for the Salisbury women, taking 15th individually with a time of 25:11. Freshman Hailey Spinapont was Salisbury's second runner across the line, finishing in a time of 25:15 to take 16th place, her best finish away from Salisbury.

Seniors Anna Steinman and Emily Powell finished just seven seconds and two places apart. Steinman was 28th in the race with a time of 25:39, while Powell took 30th.

Sophomore Emma Bahneman (26:20) took 42nd place, junior Jessie Early (26:31) was 52nd and freshman Jade Lebrock (26:51) finished in 60th to round out the Sea Gulls' top seven finishers.

Sophomore Ryan Jackson paced the men, taking third place individually with a time of 26:02. Through four races this season, Jackson has not finished outside of the top three. He was followed in 27th place by freshman Alex Arias, who finished the challenging course in a time of 27:42.

Senior John Fitzgerald found his way home in 28:24 to take 52nd place while sophomore Matt Hallenbeck placed 66th with a time of 28:43.

The Sea Gull scoring was rounded out by junior Tyler Miluski who finished 73rd with a time of 28:57, and sophomores Adam Rudy (29:11) in 84th place and Tim Skarda (29:11) in 85th.

Salisbury will be back in action next Saturday when the Sea Gulls travel to Gettysburg College. That meet is slated to begin at 11 a.m.

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