UMES cross country teams finish third at Blue and Gold Invitational

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UMES teams finish third at Blue and Gold Invitational

In preparation for the coming Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Championship, the UMES men's and women's cross country teams ran to a third-place finish in the University of Delaware Blue and Gold Invitational, held at White Clay Creek State Park in Newark, Del., on Saturday. Both squads were once again led by sophomore Basil Melek and junior Cynthia Anais. Melek finished the men's eight-kilometer race in a time of 26 minutes, 16.44 seconds, which was good for fourth place overall. Anais placed eighth in the women's five-kilometer race with a time of 19:34.34. Senior Peter Sang finished 15th in the men's race with a time of 27:24.86, while fellow senior Amon Kiprotich was 23rd in a time of 27:41.67. Junior Shadrack Maritim crossed in 27:56.89, which was good for 26th place. In the women's race, senior Eunice Jones (Central) finished 13th overall with a time of 19:54.01. Emilie Ducados

More cross country: Megan Kinsella finished 42nd to lead the Mount St. Mary's women's cross country team to an 11th-place finish at the Princeton Invitational. On the men's side, Dylan Bernard (Urbana) finished 69th to help the Mount men's cross country team to a 13th-place standing. Kinsella posted a time of 23:32.50 to finish 42nd in the 6K race, while Bernard registered a time of 25:50.00 in the men's 8K race. Along with Kinsella, Kathryn Franke (Loch Raven) (61st place, 24:00.90), Stephanie Joson (Quince Orchard) (67th place, 24:11.10), Colleen Smith (68th place, 24:14.70) and Desiree Scott (122nd place, 25:29.40) rounded out the women's top-five performers. After Bernard on the men's side, Matthew Pacheco (Atholton) (90th place, 26:20.90), Chris Swisko (Calvert Hall) (94th place, 26:25.80), Sean Caskey (Calvert Hall) (127th place, 27:39.41) and Shane Holcomb (134th place, 28:23.10) rounded out the men's top five.

Men's soccer: Eddie Dines scored a goal early for Loyola, and the squad leaned on its defense to shut out Rider (2-10-0, 1-2-0) for its second Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference win, 1-0. Loyola (6-3-2, 2-0-1) earned its fifth win in a six-game unbeaten streak.

Women's soccer: A cross by Bucknell's Caitlin Holtz got caught up in the wind and fell into the net in the second minute of the game as the Bison (5-11-0, 3-1-0 Patriot League) won, 1-0, over Navy (9-7-1, 2-2-0). Brooke Stokes

Men's golf: Junior Tim Shield turned in a 3-over-par 74 to steer the Navy golf team into sixth place after the opening round of The Classic at Shelter Harbor in Westerly, R.I. Battling blustery conditions that saw wind gusts play havoc with the flight of the ball, the Midshipmen shot a 306, just seven strokes behind Columbia, which leads the 16-team field with a 299.

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—From Sun staff and news services

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