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UMBC MENíS CROSS COUNTRY PLACES 19TH, WOMENíS TEAM TAKES 21ST AT NCAA MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL MEET
Lock Haven, Pa. Ė UMBC menís and womenís cross country teams competed at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Meet on Saturday afternoon at Lock Haven University. The Retriever men took 19th place as a team over the 10k course while the womenís squad placed 21st overall in the womenís 6k run.
Stefanie Thomas (Springfield, Pa./Springfield) crossed the line at the 22:04 mark (46th place) as the first Retriever, followed by Cara Wattlaufer (Bel Air, MD/C. Milton Wright) (88th, 23:00). Freshman Britta Nelson (Havre De Grace, MD/Havre De Grace) (126th, 23:43) and Morgan Little (Bel Air, MD/C. Milton Wright) (155, 24:28) came in next for the Retrievers and rounding out the womenís five was sophomore Uítonna Sherrod (Millersville, Md./Archbishop Spalding) (171, 26:02).. The Retrievers total time was 1:59:14 for a team score of 586.
On the menís side, Greg Saylor (Frederick, MD/Walkersville) placed 77th in 32:28 to pace the Retrievers. Following Saylor was Shawn Shokry (Florham Park, NJ/Hanover Park) (119, 33:48), Aaron Smith (Bel Air, MD/C. Milton Wright) (130th, 34:23), Ryan Cartwright (Perry Hall, MD/Eastern Technical) (132, 34:32) and J.J. Wetzel (Crofton, MD/Archbishop Spalding) (137, 34:45. The Retrievers completed the 10k trek in 2:48:28 with a team score of 563.
For the women, Georgetown won the team competition, with 56 points. Princeton (78), Villanova (98), Penn State (104), West Virginia (118), Penn (237), American (259), Maryland (273), LaSalle (289), Pittsburgh (293), Navy (302), and Rutgers (329).
Wile Georgetown and Princeton earned team bids to the NCAA Championship at Waterloo, Iowa, four individuals guaranteed themselves spots at the meet as well. Keira Carlstrom of American, Molly Landreth of Penn State, Megan Metcalfe of West Virginia, and Ioana Parusheva of Villanova earned bids. If any of those athletes' teams gets an at-large bid to the national meet, the next-highest individual finisher whose team did not earn a bid to the national meet will assume the spot.
Treniere Clement of Georgetown was the meet's individual champion, finishing in 20:02. Emily Kroshus of Princeton (20:06), Carlstrom (20:08), Landreth (20:09), Cack Ferrell of Princeton (20:12), Metcalfe (20:19), Parusheva (20:20), Tara Struyk of West Virginia (20:30), Nicole Lee of Georgetown (20:34), and Marina Muncan of Villanova (20:41) rounded out the top 10.
For the men, Villanova and Georgetown finished first and second, respectively, earning bids to the NCAA Championship race on Nov. 24 in Waterloo, Iowa. The individuals guaranteeing themselves spots in Iowa were Dan Mazzocco of Penn State, Andre Laboy of St. Joseph's, Ryan Sheehan of St. Francis (Pa.), and Tristan Colangelo of Princeton. Should the athlete's team earn an at-large bid to the national meet, the next individual whose team did not earn a bid will qualify for the national meet.
Mazzocco was the race's individual champion, finishing the 10K course in 30:26. Villanova had the next two finishers, in Jonathan Fasulo (30:30), Ryan Hayden (30:35). Laboy finished fourth in 30:35, while Georgetown's Fleet Hower (30:50) and Chris Lukezic (30:51), Villanova's Milos Mitric (30:53), Colangelo of Princeton (30:53), and Matthew Seymour of American (30:53) rounded out the top 10.
Behind Villanova (55) and Georgetown (57) in the team scoring were Princeton (91), American (95), Penn State (187), Navy (210), LaSalle (222), Bucknell (226), St. Francis (Pa.) (253), and Penn (259) rounding out the top 10.
Bucknell University served as the host for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Meet.
46 Stefanie Thomas, So 22:04 5:56
88 Cara Wettlaufer, Jr 23:00 6:11
126 Britta Nelson, Fr 23:43 6:22
155 Morgan Little, Fr 24:28 6:35
171 U'tonna Sherrod, So 26:02 7:00
Time = 1:59:14 Places = 586
77 Greg Saylor, Sr 32:28 5:14
105 Adam Driscoll, Sr 33:19 5:22
119 Shawn Shokry, Fr 33:48 5:27
130 Aaron Smith, So 34:23 5:33
132 Ryan Cartwright, So 34:32 5:34
137 J J. Wetzel, Fr 34:45 5:36Time = 2:48:28 Places = 563