LOCK HAVEN, PA – The York College men's cross country squad had a banner day on Saturday as they won the team championship at the 2018 Lock Haven Open hosted by Lock Haven University.
The Spartans finished the event with 83 points, besting the Penn State Club Cross Country squad and Lock Haven as they tied for second with 86 points. West Chester finished fourth with 147 points while Juniata rounded out the top five with 175 points. There were 16 teams and 222 runners competing in the event.
Top Spartan Finishers
• Senior Ray Smith had a banner day as the placed third overall in the race, clocking in with a time of 25.48.1. Smith was just under four seconds out of a runner up finish. Individual medalist Josh Coakley from West Chester won the title with a time of 25:39.9. The third place finish is the best of Smith's Spartan career.
He Said It
"The men really showed well today," said Spartan head coach Stephen LoBianco. "The top five really worked well together for the first part of the race. We focused on moving up in the last two miles and were able to do that. Overall, we were aiming for a top two finish as a team. Putting five men in the top 30 and winning the event as a team was great. The team dynamic is really pushing this team towards the next step."
The Spartans are now off until October 13 when they head to Glassboro, New Jersey to participate in the Inter-Regional Border Battle hosted by Rowan University. The event is slated for an 11:00 am start.