SALISBURY, Md. – The York College men's cross country team
competed in the Don Cathcart Invitational Saturday afternoon at
Winterplace Park in Salisbury, Md. The Spartans took 10th out of
the 15 scoring teams, recording 247 points. East Stroudsburg picked
up the meet victory, scoring a mere 57 points on the day.
Despite the seemingly undesirable team result, Winterplace Park is actually the site of the 2010 Capital Athletic Conference Championships on November 6. Thusly, participating in this meet allowed the Spartans to gain valuable course experience that will be extremely beneficial during the Championships.
On this day however, rookie Tim Hartung crossed the finish line first for the Green and White as he took an overall 28th place finish out of the 183 participants. Hartung traversed the 8,000-meter course in 26:36.
Steven Childres took 41st overall as he completed the course in a quality time of 26:58. Andrew Friesema notched third in the York log while taking a 50th place finish. The senior runner recorded a time of 27:06.
Craig Eppler registered a 28:09 for the Green and White, good for 95th, while Matt Smith took 109th with a 28:31. Paul Glassmoyer finished with a 31:12.
"I am very pleased with how our guys ran together today," Spartan head coach Erick Camodeca said. "We obviously still have a long way to go but the progress we are making is definitely encouraging."
The Spartans return to racing action next Saturday, October 9 when York makes the trip down Interstate-83 South to Towson, Md. for the Goucher College Classic. Race time is slated for 10:00 am.
Andrew Friesema (left) and Steven Childres (right) photo courtesy of Zach Clabaugh - www.sharpedgefoto.com