1993 Season Recap
The 1993 Salisbury University men's and women's cross country teams put together another fantastic effort in 1992. The teams combined to place within the top-5 on 12 different occasions including the ESAC Championships where the women finished second and the men ended up in third.
The men's and women's team began the year at the Lebanon Valley Invitational, where the Sea Gulls placed in 17th and ninth place, respectively. The women won the Howard Express and the Christopher Newport Captain Invitational before placing third at the Franklin & Marshall Invitational. In those same three meets, the men placed third at the Howard Express, fourth at the Captains' Invitational, and third at Franklin & Marshall Invitational. Each squad would claim a sixth place finish at the Maryland State Championships. In the next meet, the Tidewater Invitational, the men placed first while the women claimed third. At the CAC and Mason-Dixon Championships, the men finished second and third while in the same two meets the women picked up a pair of third place points. The teams ended the year in the Mideast Regionals where the men finished 14th and the women ended up 18th.
The men were led on the year by junior Jeff Hankins, who was named CAC Runner of the Year after winning the championship meet in a time of 26:33. His time was nearly two minutes better than ninth place finisher, freshman Jon Douglas (ninth, 28:21), which was the closest runner from SU. Douglas and sophomore Matt Piotrowski (11th, 28:27) were each named to the All-CAC second team. Hankins was the top finisher in every Sea Gull meet and picked up five top-5 finishes.
The women were led by a trio of runners in senior Mary Puderbaugh, senior Rita Leventry and freshman Kelly Delp. Puderbaugh was the highest SU finisher at the CAC Championships when she placed 12th with a time of 21:28. Puderbaugh and Leventry (13th, 21:33) were each named to the All-CAC second team. Delp led the women's pack in three different races.
Most Valuable Men's Runner - Jeff Hankins
Most Valuable Women's Runner - Mary Puderbaugh