2005 Season Recap

2005 Season Recap

The 2005 Salisbury University men's and women's cross country teams swept the Capital Athletic Conference Championships for the third consecutive year as a total of 14 harriers were named to the All-CAC teams. The successful meet allowed both squads to recieve an invitation to the Mideast Regional meet where the men finished in third place, which proved to be a new program record. The teams were led once again by head coach Jim Jones, who collected yet another CAC Coach of the Year award.

The Sea Gull men began the season with a third place finish in the Sea Gull Opener before claiming top honors among a 14 team field at the Towson Invitational. In its next race, SU competed in its second consecutive meet with predominantly all Division I schools. The Sea Gulls went on the finish seventh in the race but would return home to claim a fourth place finish at the Tidewater Fall Classic. The men would submit average results in the next two meets before claiming yet another CAC Championship. Salisbury finished its season off with a 15th place finish in the 40 team field at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships.

The SU men were led by the performances of senior Scott Koehler and sophomore Eric Graves. Koehler ran well at the CAC Championships where he blew away the competition in first place with a time of 26:49. The Annapolis, Md., product also posted big finishes at the Sea Gull Opener (seventh place, 26:18), Towson Invitational (fourth, 27:13) and Maryland State Championships (eighth, 27:37). He was named CAC Runner of the Year, All-Maryland State, and also picked up two CAC Runner of the Week honors (Sept. 7 & 16). Graves posted impressive results in the Sea Gull Opener (11th, 26:28), Towson Invitational (6th, 27:24), UMASS-Dartmouth Invitiational (25th, 25:59), and CAC Championships (seventh, 27:54). He was named to the All-CAC first team.

SU was paced by sophomore Buck Stokes, senior Enos Benbow and sophomore Brian Egan. Stokes and Benbow were both named to the All-CAC first team while Egan collected second team laurels. The trio, along with freshman Zack Dickerson, were all named to the All-Maryland State squad.

The Salisbury women were led by CAC Women's Runner of the Year, freshman Glenna Sullivan. Sullivan came on strong at the end of the season to cap an incredible rookie campaign. She placed first at the CAC Championships (25:01) and led the Sea Gull pack in the next race at the regional championships where she placed 21st (23:23). Sullivan also ran well at the Maryland State Championships as once again led SU with a third place time of 23:14. Freshman Amanda Hill and sophomore Casey McInerny had the hot hands early as the pair led SU in its first four meets of the season. McInerny was just nipped by Sullivan in the CAC Championships when she finished in second with a time of 25:06. Hill also picked up two CAC Runner of the Week awards (Sept. 7 & 16).

CAC Rookie of the Year, Kelly Sullivan placed third at the conference meet while sophomore Zuzka O'Zwoldike also finished in the top-7 as the pair made it four Sea Gulls on the All-CAC first team. Senior Lauren Bragg placed eighth to collect second team honors. Kelly Sullivan and McInerny each placed well at the Maryland State Championship to earn a spot on the All-Maryland State team.

 

 

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