Senior Alex Hyland finished 10th at the Navy Invitational on Saturday.
ANNAPOLIS, Md.óThe menís and womenís cross country teams both placed eighth at the Navy Invitational on Saturday in Annapolis, Md.
Senior Alex Hyland (Toms River, N.J./Toms River South) cracked the top 10 at the competition, leading the Retrievers across the line with a 10th place finish in a time of 22:49.00 for the 6K course as the Retrievers placed eighth with 208 total places.
Sophomore Suzanne Gabriel (Falls Church, Va./McLean) was the next Retriever to finish as she turned in a time of 24:14.00 for a 37th place finish.
Senior Tawny Barin (Columbus, N.J./N. Burlington County) improved on her finish from last yearís meet as she ran a time of 25:47.00 in Saturdayís 6K while freshman Cortney Crouse (Union Bridge, Md./Linganore) and junior Allison Mathis (Williamstown, N.J./Williamstown) rounded out the scoring five.
On the menís side, junior Andrew Madison (Edgewater, Md./South River) led the Retrievers across the line, finishing the 8K course in a time of 25:37.50 for 31st place, more than a minute faster than his previous best time of 26:52.4 from last yearís conference championships.
Freshman Paul Zwama (Groningen, Netherlands/CSG Dingstede) finished next, running a time of 25:56.20 to finish 44th.
Freshman Chris Snyder (McConnellsburg, Pa./McConnellsburg), and juniors Josh Okoniewski (Lusby, Md./Patuxent) and Anthony Kelhower (Mt. Laurel, N.J./Lenape) rounded out the scoring five with times of 26:40.40, 26:48.40, and 26:55.90 for finishes of 63rd, 67th, and 68th, respectively.
The Retrievers return to competition next weekend when they travel to Lehigh University for the Paul Short Run in Bethlehem, Pa.