LEWISBURG, Pa. – The 2010 fall season officially got underway for the Susquehanna men’s and women’s cross country teams on Saturday at the Bucknell Open. The event was a three-mile, non-timed event.
Susquehanna’s Alycia Woodruff (West Chester, Pa./West Chester East) was the top non-Bucknell finisher on both the men’s and women’s sides with a time of 18:13, good for ninth overall and just one minute behind the top finisher (Stephanie Fulmer – 17:13).
Also finishing in the top 30 of the 70-person women’s field for the Crusaders was junior Casey Hess (Bloomsburg, Pa./Bloomsburg Area) who ran 19:13.
On the men’s side, juniors Joe Zamadics (West Chester, Pal/West Chester East) and Ian Quinlan (Eagle View, Pa./Methacton/Lehigh) were the top Crusaders, taking 13th and 14th, respectively, with times of 15:21 and 15:24. The top 15 runners were separated by less than 30 seconds as Bucknell’s Chris Sacks placed first with a time of 14:56.
Senior David Haklar (Coopersburg, Pa./Southern Lehigh) also earned a top-20 finish with his time of 15:30.
Next meet: Sept. 18 at Flat Land Invitational – Mansfield, Pa.