CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – The Salisbury University men's and women's cross country teams traveled to DeSales University for the NCAA Division III Mideast Regional. The women finished in 11th place, of 47 teams, while the men came home in 22nd place.
Senior Becca Stinner was Salisbury's top finisher on the women's side, placing 64th to lead the Sea Gulls to their best finish at the regional meet since the 2007 season, when they finished eighth. Stinner came across the finish line with a time of 24:46.
Freshman Hailey Spinapont was right on Stinner's heels, four places later with a time of 24:48. Senior Anna Steinman and sophomore Emma Bahneman rounded out the Gulls in the top 100. Steinman was four seconds behind Spinapont placing 72nd, while Bahneman finished in 89th with a time of 25:17.
Junior Jessie Early was Salisbury's fifth runner to cross the finish line, coming home in 25:58 to take 135th place while senior Emily Powell (26:05) took 146th place and freshman Jade Lebrock (26:42) finished in 184th to round out the Salisbury scoring.
Johns Hopkins University claimed the top spot while Dickinson's Taylor Ludman was the individual champion, finishing with a time of 22:33.
Senior David Toller paced the men's team, coming home in 27:13 to finish in 59th place overall. Classmate John Fitzgerald was just 16 seconds behind, placing 76th. Freshman Alex Arias capped his first season with a 121st-place finish, crossing the line in a time of 28:14.
Haverford College won the team title while Allegheny's Bobby Over claimed the individual title with a time of 25:25.