Cross country has strong showing at NCAA Mideast Regional

Nov 12, 2016

The Salisbury University men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships on Saturday morning at DeSales University. The men’s team finished 7th out of 52 teams improving four spots from their 2015 regional finals performance in which they finished 11th. Malcolm Milton led the men’s team with a 35th place finish posting a time of 25:58 and an average mile time of 5:14. Branson Oduor finished just seconds after Milton posting a time of 26:04 to finish 39th overall. Senior Connor Hesselbirg rounded out the top three finishers placing 57th overall finishing in a time of 26:30. On the women’s side Alison Schwartz continued her successful postseason performance. Schwartz was the lone Sea Gull to finish in the top 50 placing 49th overall and finishing in a time of 23:22. Abby Potter was the only other Salisbury runner to finish in the top 100 on the women’s side. Potter completed the 8k race in a time of 24:16 to place 97th overall. The women’s team as a whole finished 17th overall which is four spots higher than their 2015 finish of 21st at the Mideast Regional Championships. Congratulations to both teams on a successful NCAA Mideast Regional performance.