Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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La Salle Cross Country Women Second, Men Third at Navy Invitational

The women's cross country team had a strong finish at the Navy Invitational, as Caitlin Storbeck and Meghan McGlinchey crossed the line first and second respectively in the race.

La Salle Cross Country Women Second, Men Third at Navy Invitational

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The women's cross country team had a strong finish at the Navy Invitational, as Caitlin Storbeck and Meghan McGlinchey crossed the line first and second respectively in the race.

Senior Caitlin Storbeck beat the field to the finish line with a time of 22:04.67. McGlinchey came to the finish line just seconds after Storbeck, posting a time of 22:05.18.

The women's team finished second with an average time of 22:37.23, behind host the U.S. Naval Academy.

The men's team finished third overall in the team standing with an average time of 24:48.05

Junior Alfredo Santana had the top finish for the men with a time of 24:25.19. David Hausherr (24:44.35) and Nick Crits (24:49.79) also finished in the top 15.

The Explorers will have just over one week to prepare for their next challenge at the Paul Short Invitational in Bethlehem, Pa.

Head Coach Dan Ireland quotes:

On the women's race
"Both teams ran well, our girls getting 1-2 in the race was really outstanding. I was a little disappointed to lose to Navy but it was a great performance for our first meet with all of our top runners. Navy is tough to beat on their home course.

On the men's race
"The men's meet was very good as well. Eastern Kentucky is very strong, Navy is ranked ranked highly in the region and Louisville, who we beat, was ranked top 25 in the country. It was a very competitive meet and great results for us.

On Alfredo Santana
"Santana was leading most of the race got beat in the last stretch."

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