FROSTBURG, Md. – The Salisbury University men's and women's cross country teams traveled to Western Maryland for the Capital Athletic Conference Championships and each team came back with a third-place finish.
Sophomore Hailey Spinapont was the highest finisher in either event for the Gulls, taking second place in the women's race, covering the 6,000 meters in 24:01.74 to help Salisbury to 70 points. The University of Mary Washington claimed the team championship with 29 points, followed by York (Pa.) College, six points back.
Freshman Kyle Tockman led the men's team with a sixth-place finish in 27:59.82. Tockman's points helped Salisbury to 66, trailing team champion York, which had 32 points, and second-place Mary Washington (46 points).
Four Sea Gulls placed in the top 20 on the men's side. Freshman Thomas Burke came across the finish line just 11 seconds behind Tockman (28:10.08) to place 10th while sophomore Jeremy Skarda finished 13th in 28:27.03.
The teams will return to action in two weeks, traveling to the NCAA Mideast Regional in Carlisle, Pa.