UMW Men Place 5th at Dickinson Long-Short Invite; Women Place 10th

The University of Mary Washington men's and women's cross country teams competed at the Dickinson College Long-Short Invitational on Saturday, along some of the top ranked teams in NCAA Division III. The men placed fifth overall in the combined score event, while the women placed 10th.

The men, who split the squad into an 8K race and a 4K race, saw Sean Healy (Berryville, Va., Clarke County) as its top finisher in the long event, finishing at 27:55, followed by Chris Marino (Portland, Conn., Portland) at 28:13 and Kyle Anderson (New Milford, Conn., New Milford) at 28:18. In the 4k event, Stephen Harrison (Sterling, Va., Park View) was UMW's top finisher at 13:00, followed by Daniel Ache (Fredericksburg, Va., James Monroe) at 13:27 and Julian Menk (Montpelier, Va., Patrick Henry) at 13:29.

The women ran a 6K and a 4k. In the 6K, Elizabeth Green (Viera, Fla., Viera) was UMW's top finisher at 25:31, followed by Erin Dandridge (King William, Va., King William) at 26:05 and Tara Landy (Burke, Va., Lake Braddock) at 26:40. In the 4K, Dawn Rainbolt (Gaithersburg, Md., Quince Orchard) crossed the line at 17:04, followed by Michaela Sands (Burke, Va., Lake Braddock) at 17:21 and Ashley Hess (Woodbridge, Va., Forest Park) at 17:38.

Both teams will return to action on Friday at the Paul Short Invitational hosted by Lehigh University.