St. Mary's Men's Cross Country Seventh at Salisbury Fall Classic
Salisbury, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland men's cross country team performed well for first-year head coach Lynn O'Dell at Saturday's Salisbury University Fall Classic. The Seahawks finished in seventh place of 10 teams at their first meet of the 2011 campaign.
Junior captain Dan Swain (Baltimore, Md./Calvert Hall College) clocked a 26:38 in the 8,000-meter race to pace the Seahawks and place 11th of 112 runners. Swain's time established a new school program record as well. First-year David Kersey (Davidsonville, Md./South River) crossed the finish line next for St. Mary's in 28:52, good for 59th.
Junior captain Nick Pasko (Bel Air, Md./Calvert Hall College), first-year Toby Hall (Clarksville, Md./Atholton) and sophomore Ian Morgan (Bethesda, Md./Walter Johnson) rounded the top five runners for the Seahawks.
St. Mary's finished with 190 total points for its seventh-place finish as regionally-ranked Rowan University claimed the title and Messiah College's Tyler Newhook captured the individual title in 25:34. Host Salisbury, who is ranked eighth in the Mideast region, placed fourth at its own meet.
The Seahawks will return to action next Saturday, September 10 at the Green Terror Invitational hosted by McDaniel College in Westminster, Md. The race will begin at 9:40 am.
Men's Team Standings: 1. Rowan (40), 2. Messiah (57), 3. John Carroll (71), 4. Salisbury (83), 5. Shenandoah (141), 6. Division I Loyola (Md.) (160), 7. St. Mary's (Md.) (190), 8. Division II West Liberty (203), 9. Neumann (291), 10. Baptist Bible (300).