DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The Salisbury University cross country teams made their furthest trip north of the 2012 season on Saturday, taking part in the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational, and came home with a pair of individual finishes in the top 30.
The Salisbury men placed eighth, just one point behind Rowan University for seventh, while the women took 17th place. Each field featured nearly 40 teams.
Freshman Kyle Tockman led the men's team by finishing the 8,000-meter course in a time of 25:27.60, more than a minute faster than his first collegiate race two weeks ago, placing 15th, the highest finish for a Sea Gull on the day.
Sophomore Hailey Spinapont was Salisbury's top finisher on the women's side, placing 29th with a time of 19:16.84 in the 5,000-meter race.
The Sea Gulls will be back in action next week, traveling to the Frostburg Invitational, hosted by Frostburg State University. The course will also be the site of the Capital Athletic Conference Championships in late October.