WILMINGTON, Del. – Six Devils finished in the top-20 to lift a young University of the Sciences men's cross country team to a second place finish at the season-opening Wilmington University Invitational on Saturday morning at Carousel Park.
The Devils were 13 points clear of third place Felician with a total of 54.
The host Wilmington comfortably won the event with 19 points.
For Hallinan, it was a new collegiate personal record by over a minute.
Freshman Dylan Zuch collected a top-15 finish in his first collegiate race by completing the 8k in 31:30.73 to place 13th.
Also placing in the top-15 was sophomore Ryan Ward, who crossed 14th after navigating the course in 32:04.29.
University of the Sciences is right back in action next Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Philadelphia Metro Cross Country Championships, hosted at Belmont Plateau. Race time is set for 1 p.m.
9. Johnathan Epstein – 30:49.94
10. William Hallinan – 30:53.94 (collegiate personal record)
13. Dylan Zuch – 31:30.73
14. Ryan Ward – 32:04.29
19. Isaac Hoskins – 33:18.94
20. Christopher Cardace – 33:42.44
28. Matthew Connolly – 34:55.24
29. Scott Jacobs – 36:28.26
36. Macniel Mandeh – 44:44.86