Herd Unable to Claim NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional|
Nov. 15, 2013
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – With a chance to secure a spot in the NCAA Championship with a strong finish, the Marshall men’s and women’s cross country teams were unable to produce top-two team finishes at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional on Goodman Campus Cross Country Course.
Hosted by Lehigh University, the men finished the 10K race with a 20th place team finish among a field of 26 teams. Villanova and Princeton finished first and second respectively to clinch automatic bids in the NCAA Championship which will take place Nov. 23 in Terra Haute, Ind.
On the women’s side, the Thundering Herd recorded a 26th-place result with the field consisting of 29 women’s teams. Villanova completed a sweep of the regional with a first place finish to clinch a spot in the NCAA Championship. Collecting the second automatic big with a second place finish was Georgetown.
For the sixth meet this season, senior Jack Whitney (Ripley, W.Va.) recorded the best finish among the Marshall men. Whitney’s time of 32:16 was good enough for an 88th place overall finish. Second among the men was sophomore Brian Salmons (Milton, W.Va.) who crossed the finish line in a time of 32:53.
“We had many lifetime best times from our girls team today led by Lauren Bartoldson,” coach Jeff Small said. “Jack Whitney had a good day and Brian Salmons had another great race. Both teams are young and we look for better finishes in the future.”
As the Herd as a team and individually was unable to find success, Marshall did not qualify for the NCAA Championship.
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Marshall Men’s 10K Results
Marshall Women’s 6K Results