Cross Country News & Highlights
August 31, 2013
XC Makes Great Strides At Del Val
DOYLESTOWN, Pa.--In a historic day for Eastern Cross Country, Eastern's men's team placed in second and the women's team took first overall at the Delaware Valley College Invitational.
For the 6K women's race, Eastern's women had three runners medal in the top ten. Stephanie Hogan had the best time for the Eagles and finished sixth overall with a time of 28:30.39. Katrina Schmid and Alyssa Schock followed close behind, coming in eighth and ninth place with times of 28:42.64 and 28:43.39, respectively.
Eastern's Josey Rupert and Adrienne Borelli led the way and were well ahead of the pack going into the second mile when they were given misinformation about the course and ended up running an extra loop around a corn field. Despite the setback, Rupert and Borelli never gave up and continued to work their way back towards the top half of the race.
Eastern's men scored three runners in the top ten. Colin Gordon finished the 8K in 29:11.73, coming in third, 20 seconds off the lead. Nick Trombley crossed the finish line sixth overall with a time of 30:04.78, and Jon Combies finished in ninth place with a time of 30:52.78.
Last year at this course, Eastern's women finished in sixth while the men finished in fifth.
The Eagles will run at Lebanon Valley College's invitational on Saturday.
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Updated: Saturday, 31 August 2013