Juniors Zach Gutekunst (Ambler, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham) and Eric Bartlett (Sayville, N.Y./Sayville) had strong showings at the Landmark Conference Championships last weekend. As a result of their finishes, both have earned All-Landmark Conference Second Team honors.
Gutekunst led the Royals by placing 10th on Saturday in the race at Union Canal Tunnel Park in Lebanon, Pa. He completed the 8,000-meter course in 26:42.90, a career-best at that distance by 38 seconds. It marked the third straight race that Gutekunst has been Scranton's top finisher.
Bartlett earned second-team honors for the second straight year by finishing 13th. He set a new personal best by two seconds, finishing with a time of 26:58.71. He was a ninth-place finisher at last season's conference championships.
The duo helped the Royals finish fourth in the championship meet, the third straight season in which they have played in the top four.
The men's cross country team will now prepare for the NCAA Mideast Regional on Saturday, Nov. 10, at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa.