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Spartans finish second at the Rich Achtzehn Classic

YORK, Pa. – The York College men's cross country team came in second place at the Rich Achtzehn Classic Saturday morning at John Rudy Park.

The first finisher of the day for the Spartans was Tim Hartung (Mohnton, Pa./Governor Mifflin) in fifth place with a time of 27:40.65. The next to cross the line for York was junior Aaron Robertson (Mohnton, Pa./Governor Mifflin) with a time of 27:43.78. Following close behind Robertson was Michael Stetson (Old Bridge, N.J./Old Bridge) in 10th place with a time of 27:45.55. Finishing with a kick, senior Steven Childres (Ellicott City, Md./Mt. Saint Joseph) crossed at 28:06.64. Coming in 16th place at 28:17.46 was junior Matt Smith (Bel Air, Md./C.Milton Wright). Rounding out the scoring for the Spartans were Carus Cookman (Cockeysville, Md./Dulaney) with a time of 28:31.67 and Craig Eppler (Bethlehem, Pa./Northampton) with a time of 28:32.11. Cookman and Eppler lead a pack of six Spartans who finished within 30 seconds of each other.

"We started out a little too fast and it hurt us a bit in the end," said head coach Erick Camodeca. "But we still put together a strong race and accomplished what we wanted to."

Franklin and Marshall finished in first place with 36 total points. The Spartans finished only three points behind them for second. Other schools that ran included Howard Community College, Virginia Wesleyan, McDaniel and Baltimore City.

The Green and White return to action on Saturday, September 22 at the Frostburg St. Invitational. The invitational is set to start at 10:30 am.

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