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Brandon Smith

HCC cross country team places 2nd in region meet, 29 years after winning same event

In October 1982, the Harford Community College cross country team won the Region 20 junior-college men's championship in Hagerstown. Last week, HCC's harriers returned to Hagerstown for the first time in 29 seasons and placed a close second in the same meet.

HCC has been without a varsity cross country team for most of the years between the two meets. The college revived the program this year, and coaches Murray Davis and Diana Lupus developed a team from a small but talented group of runners.

Tyler Muse, an All-Harford runner from Bel Air High School, won Saturday's meet over a slippery, snow-covered 8K course. He pulled away in the final 600 meters to win by 13 seconds in...