FREDERICK, Md. - The Gallaudet University men's cross country team finished 12th out of 13 teams at the Hood College Open on a windy and chilly Saturday morning at Utica Park.
Salisbury University won the meet with 36 team points followed by Virginia Wesleyan University (99 points) and The Catholic University of America (110). Salisbury senior Conner Masteran won the 8K race with a time of 25 minutes, 55.6 seconds.
Junior Kai Christenberry (Birmingham, Ala.) was GU's first runner to finish the course in 90th place (33:37.7) with freshman Liam Painter (Edgewood, N.M.) hot on his heels in 91st place (33:45.8). Junior Dalton Attanasi (Hammonton, N.J.) crossed the finish line one minute later in 96th place (34:34.1). Sophomore Gunner Hahn (Marshfield, Wis.) and freshman Brady Perry (Frederick, Md.) placed 100th and 101st, respectively, with times of 36:12.0 and 36:13.8.
- Freshman Peter Tran (Fountain Valley, Calif.) and sophomore Toraneau Varice (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) crossed in 106th and 107th place with times 40:37.2 and 41:29.5
- Sophomore Ronald Mattingly (Coconut Creek, Fla.) and junior David Hernandez (Jacksonville, Texas) placed 111th and 112th, respectively, crossing in the 46th minute
- There were 113 runners in the field
Gallaudet is off next week as it prepares for the 2018 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) cross country championship set for Saturday, Oct. 27, in Lancaster, Pa.