By Rachael Cataldo, Asst. Sports Editor
Sophomore Erin Reese was the first River Hawk to cross the finish line to lead the Susquehanna women’s cross country team to a 20th place finish on Saturday, Nov. 11 at the NCAA Regional meet at Dickinson College.
Reese finished with a time of 23:46.7 to finish in 55th place overall. Reese was the top finisher for the River Hawk all season.
“It felt good to be the lead runner and help the team finish in a higher place,” Reese said after the match.
Senior Kailyn Reilly finished in 83rd place with a time of 24:12.0. Senior Hannah Stauffer was right behind Reilly, finishing with a time of 24:12.2 to place 84th.
Freshman Marissa Kleman finished in 149th place with a time of 25:13.1 while sophomore Emily Eck rounded out the scoring for Susquehanna with a 194th place finish and a time of 26:13.2.
Susquehanna finished the meet with 562 points. For her performance in the Championship event on Oct. 28, Reese was awarded First Team All-Conference honors. Reilly and Stauffer were also awarded for their strong showing at the meet and earned Second Team honors.
For the Susquehanna men’s cross country team, junior Ciaran Fisher led the River Hawks to a 35th place finish as a team.
Fisher finished with a time of 26:55.5 to place 78th overall. “It was definitely rewarding [to be the top finisher] especially with how hard I trained this summer,”
Fisher said after the match. The next River Hawk to cross the finish line was senior Eric Pressler, who finished in 193rd place with a time of 28:29.3. Sophomore Brandon
Sorge finished in 221st place with a time of 28:55.0 followed by freshman Jake Menchey who finished in 268th place with a time of 30:10.4 at the meet.
Freshman Robert Stattler rounded out the scoring with a 295th place finish with a time of 31:14.8.
Susquehanna finished the meet with 1055 points. “The work ethic was a huge key component towards our team,” Fisher said. “Our team was really small and really young, but they were willing to put the work in and trust the process.”