SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University cross country program opened its 2019 campaign on Saturday morning hosting the annual Salisbury Fall Classic. Both the men's and women's program turned in solid performances as each placed third only behind visiting Division I programs Seton Hall University and the United States Naval Academy.
Final Score – Men 84 points | Women 83 points
Total Time – Men 2:19:37.50 (Avg. 27:55.50) | Women 1:58:59.44 (Avg. 23:47.89)
Location - Salisbury, Md. - Winter Place Park
How It Happened:
- The women were paced by Allison Keller and Ashley Mazer, each of whom earned top-25 finishes. Keller crossed the finish line in a time of 23:35.88 to finish 20th while Keller finished just off her teammate clocking in at 23:39.49 to place 22nd.
- Transfer Heather Delaplaine turned in a solid outing during her debut in the maroon and gold, placing 28th overall behind a mark of 23:51.12.
- Christine Sturm and Sydney Ruckel finished back-to-back coming home in times of 23:54.39 and 23:58.55 to finish 31st and 32nd respectively.
- On the men's side the team was paced by Mason Kimbell, who was one of two Sea Gulls to place in the top-20, finishing in 16th with a time of 27:20.99. Kimbell was joined by freshman Zachary Deming, who finished in a time of 27:35.90 to place 19th.
- Sam Tenebaum and Ryan Eville finished back-to-back with 23rd and 24th-place finishes respectively. Tenebaum came home in 28:02.76 while Eville clocked a time of 28:15.06.
- Ethan Gray and Carter Williams rounded out the list of top-30 finishers for the maroon and gold as Gray came home in 28:22.79 and Williams in 28:45.57 to finish 26th and 30th respectively.
- Four women made their first appearance in the maroon and gold three of which finished in the top-50, Yanet Leul, Alyssa Santoro, Kylie Jones. Abigale Simmons placed 51st finishing just 10 seconds behind a runner from the Naval Academy.
- Four of the men's team five freshmen finished in the top-50 as well with Deming and Tenebaum leading the way. Brian Keenan placed 44th while Brian Hufford finished 49th.
- The Sea Gulls will return to action on Saturday, September 14 when the team travels to the Division II / III Challenge hosted by Kutztown University.