Cross Country Runs At Regionals

BETHLEHEM, Pa - Harrison Miller led Franklin & Marshall to a 20th-place finish out of 41 teams, finishing 40th with a time of 26:11 at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Mid-East Regionals on Saturday at Muhlenberg College.

Haverford won the men's side with a score of 45 and having three runners in the top 10. Allegheny was runners-up with 52 points, followed by Carnegie Mellon with Brian Harvey earning the individual crown with a time of 24:44 for the 8K race.

For the women, Dickinson captured the women's title for the second straight year with 53 points for the 6K. Centennial Conference opponents Haverford and Johns Hopkins came in second and third, respectively. Freshman Emily Kornfeld crossed the finish line in 24:15 for 97th overall and first for the Diplomats, helping them take 20th out of 37 teams.

Ryan Bell completed the race in 27:26 for 111th overall, while Erik Olsen ran 27:54 for third on the team. Posting a time of 28:08, Franklin Dekker came in 158th and fourth on the squad. Joshua Laster rounded out F&M's top five with a time of 28:35 for 182nd place.

Freshmen Jenna Bush and Rachel Suydam ran eight seconds apart for second and third for the Diplomats, respectively. Bush recorded a time of 24:37 and Suydam was close behind with 24:45. Ten seconds separated Suydam and fifth-place runner Colette Buchanan (138th overall). Buchanan clocked in at 24:55.