Cross Country Sends Eight to NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional on Friday

Cross Country Sends Eight to NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional on Friday


The Mount St. Mary's men's and women's cross country teams are each sending four student-athletes to the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional hosted by Penn State University on Friday afternoon.

Tommy Gruschow, Chris Swisko, Sean Caskey and Shane Holcomb will represent the men's team while Megan Kinsella, Megan Schott, McKenzie Doyle and Madeline Rico will be on the women's side.

Gruschow finished in second place overall, the highest finish by a Mount runner since Daniel Kinyua won the individual title in 1998.  Gruschow completed the 8-kilometer course in a time of 25:08.16 to finish second behind Central Connecticut State's Colby Delbene.

Swisko had a time of 25:40.25 to finish in 10th place overall to earn All-NEC honors as well.  Caskey was the Mount's third-fastest runner, finishing 29th overall with a mark of 26:32.21.  Holcomb (51st, 27:17.33) and Kevin Pitts (56th, 27:24.41) rounded out the Mount's top five.

The Mount women's team was paced by Doyle, who just missed All-NEC honors by finishing in 15th place in a time of 18:37.40 on the 5-kilometer course.  Schott was 19th overall with a time of 18:50.69 with Kinsella placing 22nd in a time of 18:55.21.  Rico (48th, 19:54.27) and Colleen Smith (77th, 20:56.53) finished out the Mount's top five runners at the meet.


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