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Devils Battle The Heat At Belmont Plateau

Devils Battle The Heat At Belmont Plateau

Philadelphia, Pa. - The University of the Sciences cross country teams took to their home course at the Belmont Plateau for the Philadelphia Metro Cross Country Championship. With a heat index well over 100 degrees and coming off a first-place team finish at the Wilmington University Invitational last week, the women's team took the second place spot just on the heels of CACC rival Philadelphia University. The men's team ran in their first race of the season but were unable to acquire any points due to injuries. Finishing just four seconds off the first-place pace, the Devils women's cross country team posted a total time of 1:55.27, with a 23:05 average 5k time per finisher. 

Women's Highlights

  • Freshman Elizabeth Sauers posted her second second-place finish in as many races, averaging a 6:57.6 mile and coming in at a final time of 21:37.5.
  • Olivia DeLorenzo was another Devil first year placing in the top 10, finishing her race in 22:54.0 with a 7:22.4 average mile. 
  • Placing four runners in the top 15, Regan Asay and Jessica Fraone pushed each other across the line, as Asay finished in 23:17.1 for an eleventh-place finish, while Fraone was right on her heels crossing the line at 23:19.7.
  • Bridget Houghton rounded out the Devils to cross the line in the top 20, stopping the clock at a time of 24:19.0.

Men's Highlights

  • Scott Jacobs led the way in his first race for the Devils, finishing in 21:22.0 with a 6:52.6 average mile. 
  • Eric Miekley came in at 23:35.4 averaging a 7:35.5 mile for his first collegiate race for Devils cross country.
  • Not even a minute later, David Wilds crossed the line in a time of 24:18.2, with a 7:49.3-mile time.
  • Devils pitcher turned runner Eric Stratoti made his first appearance on the cross country course with an 8:24.1 mile time, finishing in 26:06.4.

Up Next

  • After a weekend away from racing, the Devils will return to action at Carousel Park on Friday, Sept. 23 for the Goldey-Beacom Invitational.