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Men's Cross Country Places Ninth at NCAA Mideast Regionals

Photo by: Timothy R. Dougherty / Double Eagle Photography
Photo by: Timothy R. Dougherty / Double Eagle Photography

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – The University of Scranton men's cross country team concluded the season with a ninth place finish at the NCAA Mideast Regional meet that was held at West Branch Cross Country Course on Saturday.

The Royals placed ninth in the 32 team field with 300 points as Carnegie Mellon won the team title with 22 points. Johns Hopkins' Gavin McElhennon won the individual title with a time of 25:02.8.

Here are some of Scranton's highlights from the meet.

  • Junior Tim Lanahan (Mendham, N.J./Mendham) was the top finisher for the Royals in 33rd place with a time of 26:27.3, while senior Liam Mead (Montrose, Pa./Montrose) finished just one second behind Lanahan in 34th place at 26:28.3.
  • Sophomore Matthew Felicia (Medford, N.J./Holy Cross Prep) completed the 8,000 meter course in 27:08.4 to finish in 64th place.
  • Rounding things out for the Royals was freshman Angel Perez (New Haven, Conn./Fairfield Prep) in 83rd place with a time of 27:34.6 and sophomore Eric Lukan (Honesdale, Pa./Honesdale) in 86th place in a time of 27:37.3.

This marked the second straight year that the Royals have posted a Top 10 finish at the regional meet after finishing sixth in 2021.