PHILADELPHIA – Jonathan Epstein was the first freshmen to finish, helping the University of the Sciences men's cross country team place in the top-half of the field of nine teams at the Jack Saint Clair Memorial Cross Country Championship on Saturday afternoon at Belmont Plateau.
The Devils placed fourth among the nine collegiate teams to compete.
Placing eighth among the collegiate competitors with a time of 29:45.2 on the 8k course, Epstein crossed nearly one minute and nine positions ahead of the next freshman to finish.
Christopher Cardace registered a top-25 finish in the field of 88 collegiate competitors as he placed 25th with a time of 32:00.6.
Matthew Connolly placed in the top-half of the field, navigating the course in 33:50.2 to cross 41st.
The University of the Sciences men's and women's cross country teams will take next weekend off before returning to action at the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Championships hosted at White Clay Creek State Park in Newark, Del. on Sunday, Oct. 22.
8. Jonathan Epstein – 29:45.2
25. Christopher Cardace – 32:00.6
41. Matthew Connolly – 33:50.2
53. Matthew Weiner – 35:23.6
54. Scott Jacobs – 35:26.2
74. Eric Papazian – 43:56.5
83. Conor Glass – 50:00.2