|Eric Barlett||Chris Baldwin|
DALLAS, Pa. – Juniors Eric Bartlett (Sayville, N.Y./Sayville) and Chris Baldwin (Far Rockaway, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) placed in the top 10 to help The University of Scranton men's cross country team finish third at the season-opening Misericordia Invitational on Friday evening at Misericordia University.
Bartlett completed the 5,000-meter course in 17:31.0 to finish eighth while Baldwin was right behind in ninth with a time of 17:35.3. Their efforts helped the Royals finish with 56 points, just two behind second-place Misericordia. Lebanon Valley finished first with 27 points.
Freshman Shane McKeon (Royersford, Pa./Pope John Paul II) was the third Royal across the line, finishing 12th in 17:44.9. Sophomore Jack Patwell (East Greenbush, N.Y./Columbia) was 13th in 17:46.1 while junior Zach Gutekunst (Ambler, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham) finished 14th in 17:47.4 to round out the team's top five.
The Royals will be back in action on Saturday, Sept. 8, when they run in the LVC Dutchmen XC Invite at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pa. at 11 a.m.