WINCHESTER, Va. - The Gallaudet University men's cross country team ran against a tough and deep field of teams from the region here Saturday on a warm morning at the Kernstown Battlefield at the Hornet Harrier hosted by Shenandoah University.
The Bison finished 20th out of 20 teams with 599 team points. University of Mary Washington won the meet with 53 points as the Eagles had their top five runners in the first 23 spots. The Catholic University of America was second with 108 points followed by Southern Virginia University (109), Salisbury University (144) and Washington and Lee University (151). Mary Washington senior Jeff Gibson won the 6K race, that featured 193 runners, with a time of 18 minutes and 57.6 seconds.
Sophomore Jared Spinale (Camby, Ind.) was the first Bison to cross the finish line as he crossed in 146th place with a time of 23:58.7. Freshman Robert Saligman (Philadelphia, Pa.) followed in 177th place (28:06.6) with freshman Steven Guerrier (Port-au-Prince, Haiti) close behind in 180th place (28:13.6). Junior Dalton Attanasi (Hammonton, N.J.) finished 182nd (28:58.1) and freshman Octavio Maldonado (Selbyville, Del.) was the fifth Bison to finish, to cap GU's team score, as he placed 185th (30:08.2) overall.
- Sophomore Abdus-Samad Shilling (Gardena, Calif.) placed 191st (35:01.6)
- Sophomore Peter Tran (Fountain Valley, Calif.) was 192nd (36:09.0)
- Sophomore Harsh Shah (Newark, Del.) finished 193rd (36:58.3)
- GU was 6:09 off the pace set by Mary Washington
- The Bison averaged 27:53 per runner
Gallaudet will travel to Maryland's Eastern Shore next weekend to run in the Don Cathcart Invitational in Salisbury, Md., on Saturday, Oct. 5.