October 18, 2013
Eberhardt leads Crusaders to winSusquehanna cross country found time over fall break to win its second event of the season.
The men's team won the DeSales Invitational, with six Crusaders finishing in the top 25 spots. The contingent of runners in maroon and orange near the top of the standings helped the Crusaders finish with 46 points, beating East Stroudsburg by eight points for the win.
The Crusaders previously stormed into Elizabethtown, grabbing first place at the Elizabethtown Blue Jay Alumni Challenge in September.
Sophomore Colin Eberhardt finished in seventh place as the Crusaders' top finisher with a time of 26:45.88 on the five-mile course. The seventh-place finish for Eberhardt was his first top-10 finish since crossing the line in fourth at Elizabethtown.
The Crusaders nearly finished back-to-back, with Alex Price crossing in ninth with a time of 26:55.33. Price finished two seconds out of eighth. Junior Paul Crowe and sophomore John Crowe finished back-to-back for the Crusaders in the middle of three straight Susquehanna runners in 12th through 14th place.
Senior Sal D'Angelo finished immediately behind the pair of Crowes in 14th with a time of 27:05.93. Sophomore Dan Isenberg grabbed his second top-20 finish of the year, taking 19th with a time of 27:18.01 as the last Crusaders runner in the top 25.
"The win helped us get some of the momentum [that] we lost," senior Colby Brindle said. "It was also good for us to regain confidence before going into the conference championship in two weeks."
Sophomore Ashley West led the women's team as Susquehanna finished sixth out of 22 teams.
In a meet of Division II and Division III runners, West was the second Division III runner to cross the finish line.
West crossed the line in 24:00.65, 46 seconds out of first. After West finished, one minute and 34 seconds passed before another Crusader clocked a time. Senior Shannon Galvin was in 40th place with a time of 25:34.57.
Sophomore Rachel Bachman crossed in 25:48.41 in 50th place. Freshman Amy Kaschak followed in 53rd with a split of 26:02.80.
Freshman Megan Wright took home 57th place as the fifth Susquehanna runner to cross the finish line, in a time of 26:10.16.
The Crusaders will return to the course for the Ashley Shell Tomlinson Memorial 5k Run as a part of Homecoming Saturday.
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