The Muhlenberg cross country season ended with solid performances by both
the mens and womens teams at the NCAA Mideast Regional on Nov.
led the way for each Mule squad.
Uniszkiewicz was the only Mule individual to win a
race in 2003.
The mens team finished 11th out of 35 teams and sophomore Alexander
Hotz finished 10th, missing a trip to the NCAA Championships by one spot.
Senior Rob Uniszkiewicz grabbed 29th place to make the all-region team for
the third straight year.
On the womens side, junior Jenna Belisonzi and sophomore Karen Mount
finished 16th and 17th, respectively, to earn all-region recognition and
lead the Mules to a 13th-place finish out of 38 teams.
The regional meet was the culmination of a successful cross country
season. Mens team highlights included a second-place finish at the
season-opening Labor Day Invitational at Marywood, third at the
Mule/Falcon Classic, 12th among 34 teams at the DeSales Invitational and
fourth at the Centennial Conference Championships. It was the Mules
fourth straight year among the conferences top four teams.
Uniszkiewicz provided the mens top individual showing, winning the
Mule/Falcon Classic, eight spots ahead of freshman Lex Mercado.
and Hotz finished
two-three at the Labor Day Invitational.
Hotz placed in the top 10 five times, including fourth at the CC meet and
ninth of 228 runners at the DeSales Inviational. Uniszkiewicz was 10th at
CCs, joining Hotz on the all-conference team.
Belisonzi was the first Mule to finish in the
womens teams last four races.
Belisonzi earned All-CC honors too, finishing 14th at the conference meet.
She also placed eighth of 221 runners at DeSales and fourth at the
Mule/Falcon Classic at Cedar Crest. Joining Belisonzi in the Mule/Falcon
top 10 were Mount (third) and senior Diana Garretto (seventh). All three
also grabbed top-10 spots at the Labor Day Invitational. Mount finished
seventh at the Lehigh Valley Championships.
The womens team started out with a third-place finish at the Labor
Day Invitational. The Mules later won the Mule/Falcon Classic (ahead of
rival Moravian) and finished ninth of 31 teams at the DeSales
Both Mule teams defeated two Division I squads at Lehighs Paul Short
Invitational on Nov. 4.