The Green and White men’s cross country team finished in ninth place at the Lock Haven Invitational hosted by Lock Haven University on Saturday.
A total of 222 runners from 16 different schools participated in the 8,000-meter course. York College took home the title with 83 points, barely beating host Lock Haven and the Penn State club team who tied for second place with 86 points.
Senior Josh Rader lead Rock runners for the second straight meet, placing 37th in the event with a time of 26:48. Just 11 seconds later, junior Daniel Janyska who made his season debut, finished with a time of 26:59 placing him 47th.
Junior Trenton Yoder didn’t finish far behind Janyska, finishing in 49th place at 27 minutes flat, while senior Andrew Maxwell clocked in at 27:11 taking 55th place. Rounding out the scorers for The Rock was freshman Noah Yake finishing with a time of 27:22 taking 64th place.
The sixth Rock runner was sophomore Jon Snyder coming in 92nd place with a time of 28:08, followed by freshman Le’Shawn Huff in 95th place with a time of 28:09. Sophomore Tim Ferguson clocked in next with a time of 28:13 placing 97th, while freshman Ben Buckless rounded out the Green and White runners placing 124th with a time of 28:48.
The Rock will take this week off as they prepare to host the Bill Lennox Invitational at their new home course at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Oct. 6.