Hartung Takes Fifth as Spartan Finish Third

Hartung Takes Fifth as Spartan Finish Third

SALISBURY, Md. – The York College men's cross country team secured a strong third-place finish Saturday morning at the Capital Athletic Conference cross country championships in Salisbury, Md. The Spartans collected 88 points on the day distancing themselves from fourth-place St. Mary's (Md.). Salisbury picked up the meet victory with 21 points while Mary Washington registered 50.

"Everyone ran outstanding today," Spartan head coach Erick Camodeca said. "There is nothing bad I can say about our performance. I am so happy with everyone."

Freshman Tim Hartung continued to do what he had done all season, as he once again paced the Green and White. Hartung finished fifth on the day, as he was the conference's top finisher that was not a Sea Gull, with a 25:57. With the tremendous result, Hartung captures first-team All-CAC honors.

"We had set a goal for Tim of 26 minutes," Camodeca said. "And he ran even better than that. He knew what he wanted and went after it."

Steven Childres, who is only in his sophomore campaign with the Spartans, snags his first All-CAC accolade as he ran a terrific 26:22 time. Childres finished eighth in the race to take second-team honors, as he barely missed the first-team (the top seven runners are listed on the first-team).

Andrew Friesema closes out his time in the Green and White after an outstanding career. The senior ran a 26:44 time to take 18th as he just missed out on the all-conference second-team.

The Spartans four freshmen each stepped as Craig Eppler (28:03) , Joseph Corrigan (28:14), Matt Smith (28:28), and Paul Glassmoyer (30:28) all ran well for the Green and White.

York will now return to training to prepare for next Saturday's NCAA Mideast Regionals.



Tim Hartung photo courtesy of Zach Clabaugh - www.sharpedgefoto.com