SLIPPERY ROCK, PA – The York College men's cross country squad concluded their 2010 campaign with a 25th place finish as the 2010 NCAA Division III Mideast Regional hosted by Carnegie Mellon University at Cooper's Lake Campground in Slippery Rock, PA. The Spartans finished with 748 points in the 47-team field.
Haverford won the regional championship with a mere 23 points while Dickinson finished a distant second at 47 points. Carnegie Mellon finished third while Elizabethtown and Allegheny rounded out the top five teams.
The Spartans were led by All-CAC freshman Tim Hartung as he crossed the line in a time of 27:13.5, good for an 85th place finish in the 316-runner field. Sophomore Steven Childres, the Spartans' other All-CAC performer from last weekend, was York's next finisher, placing 114th with a time of 27:45.0.
Senior Andrew Friesema concluded his stellar Spartan career with a 139th place finish, crossing the line in a time of 28:06.0. Freshman Craig Eppler performed well in his first NCAA regional as he recorded a time of 29:29.0, good for a 202nd place finish. Fellow freshman Matt Smith was the final Spartan scorer as he finished 208th with a time of 29:37.4.
The Spartans have a wealth of talent returning for head coach Erick Camodeca as three of the five Spartan runners that placed in the regional are just freshman while Childres is only a sophomore.
Tim Hartung photo courtesy of Zach Clabaugh (www.sharpedgefoto.com)