The Elizabethtown College men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at the DeSales Invitational this past weekend.
Only one team finished ahead of the women’s team at the Invitational. Dickinson College took the overall team title with 54 points.
Senior Casey Quinto and junior Brenna McNamee both placed in the top 10 for the Blue Jays. The duo finished within a second of each other, placing fifth and sixth, respectively.
Junior Maria Anderson ran under 23 minutes one week after just missing the 23 minute mark. She was the third Blue Jay to cross the finish line. Junior Kelsey Brady and sophomore Colleen Kernan both ran season-best 6,000-meter times and finished fourth and fifth for the Blue Jays, respectively.
On the men’s side, senior Keegan McDonough paced the Blue Jays, finishing 18th overall. The men would place ninth out of 38 teams in the standings.
Senior Andrew Lesko crossed the finish line in a time of 27:05, the second best time of any Blue Jay. First-year Samuel Gerstenbacher placed 45th in the individual standings with a time of 27:06.
Junior Tom Fitzgerald and senior Nate Liebsch rounded out the scoring for the Blue Jays.
The only meet remaining on the Blue Jays’ schedule before the Landmark Conference Championship meet is on Oct. 21. That meet is the Lebanon Valley College Last Chance Run Fast Invitational at Lebanon Valley College.