Harriers Solid at Salisbury

SALISBURY, Md. - The Shenandoah University men's and women's cross country teams posted a pair of top seven finishes Saturday at the Don Cathcart Invitational hosted by Salisbury University.

The Hornet women finished sixth out of 16 teams with 168 points; Division II East Stroudsburg won the 6K race with 30. The SU men were seventh of 14 teams.

Shenandoah finished four points in front of league rival Christopher Newport in the women's race; today's competition was the first that SU and CNU have faced off in 6K race this season.

Fellow ranked schools Salisbury, Bridgewater, Washington & Lee and Virginia Wesleyan all finished in the Nos. 2 through 5 spots in the team competition, respectively.

Senior Amy Smith led the women with a 22:33, seventh place showing. Junior Roni Frye was 22nd (23:24), freshman Dorothy Earner 34th (23:56), junior Emily Hesse 40th (24:16) and sophomore Denise Mitchell 88th (26:41) to round out the women's scores.

On the men's side, sophomore Ryan Taylor had a 25:47 in the 8000 meter race that was good enough for a 23rd place finish.

Senior Josiah Renton was 34th (26:49), Tim Robinson 42nd (27:05), Jake Garcia 52nd (27:21) and Chris Clemons 54th with a 27:28 for the 167-point total that gave the Hornets a seventh place finish in the 14-team race.

Both teams are off next weekend and return to action on October 15 at home with the Hornet Harrier.