Cross Country Teams Turn in Top-10 Finishes at GettysburgSaturday, October 19, 2013 - page 3
The men placed fourth out of 26 teams, while the women came in ninth of 27 squads just two weeks in advance of the conference meet. Junior Luke Munyan and sophomore Stephen Sroka (right) led the way for the men, finishing eighth and ninth, respectively, in a field of 281 runners, while sophomore Melanie Tramontina paced the women with a 19th-place showing on the flat and fast course.
Munyan has been the first Mule across the finish line in each of their four events this season. Freshman Jaryd Flank ran well for the men, placing 19th, and senior Bobby McGetrick finished 29th. Junior Kenny Wohl (41st), senior co-captain Jarrett Felix (46th) and junior Josh Elkan (47th) rounded out the top seven for the Mules, who were coming off back-to-back team titles in the Muhlenberg Invitational and the Paul Short Run. Muhlenberg finished 60 points clear of fifth-place Salisbury and just four shy of third-place Shippensburg, one of five Division II schools in the meet.
Sophomore Claire Thornton was the second runner across for the women, who were competing without their top runner. Thornton wound
up 48th in a field of 276 entrants. Junior Chelsea Rivenbark (58th) and senior Ramzy Burns (59th) finished back-to-back, and senior Lauren Zakheim (62nd) joined them in Muhlenberg’s top five. The Mule women were competing for the first time since winning the Muhlenberg Invitational nearly a month ago, as their leg of the Paul Short Run was cancelled due to excessive heat two weeks ago.