1992 Season Recap
The 1992 season saw an equal balance of success across the board for the Salisbury University men's and women's cross country teams. Thanks in part to another solid performance at the ESAC Championships, the teams each earned another berth into the Mideast Region Championships.
The teams began the year at the highly contest Lebanon Valley Invitational where the men finished 16th and the women ended up 13th. The tough crowd was not seen at the next two meets where each team was able to capitalize. The men finished second at the Howard Express before winning the Goucher Invitational. In the same meets, the SU women pulled a mirror effect as they won the Howard Express and placed second at Goucher. The teams would both pick up second place finishes at the Frostburg Invitational before gathering a pair of top-4 finishes at the Tidewater Invitational. SU began its stretch of three meets with the Mason-Dixon Conference Championships where the men finished fifth to the women's third. In the next meet at the ESAC Championships, the women picked up second place laurels while the men ended up third. The great placings gave each a berth into the regional championship.
The top runner for the men's team was senior Tim Smith, who led the Sea Gulls with a 52nd place finish at NCAA Mideast Regional Championship. He also had an outstanding meet at the Tidewater Invitational when he placed fifth with a time of 26:14. Also pacing SU was freshman Matt Piotrowski. Piotrowski was named to the All-Freshman Team for the Mideast Regionals after finishing in 86th place with a time of 28:18.
The SU women's team was paced by senior Cathy Emerson and sophomore Mary Puderbaugh. Emerson led SU at the regional meet with a 67th place finish (21:29). Puderbaugh picked up a solid 10th place finish (20:04) at the Tidewater Invitational. The two led SU in its first meet of the year (Lebanon Valley Invitational) when Puderbaugh finished in 34th (21:54) and Emerson landed in 54th (22:24).