Terps Compete Against Some Of State's Best

Oct. 4, 2003

SALISBURY, Md. - The Salisbury University men's team and Loyola College women's team claimed first place honors at the Maryland State Cross Country Championship Meet in Salisbury on Saturday. Salisbury placed five runners among the top 11 to win the overall championship for the second straight year and the college-division championship for the fourth straight year. Loyola had five of the top eight finishers to easily claim top honors in the women's race.

Barnabas Togom of Maryland, Eastern Shore won the men's individual title, registering a time of 25:18 over the 8k course at Winter Place Park. James DaSilva of Loyola was second in 25:36 and Tristan Gilbert of Salisbury finished third in 26:07. Gilbert was the top finisher among the college-division (non-Division I) entrants.

Loyola's Andrea Rovegno won the women's individual title with a time of 21:30 over the 6k course. Loyola's Jackie Truncelito was second in 21:53 and Eva Slavikova of UMES finished third in 22:01. Salisbury's Kelli McKay was the top finisher in the women's college-division, placing 18th overall in 23:38.

The top 15 overall men's and women's finishers earn all-State honors. Salisbury placed six men among the top 15, followed by four from UMES and three from Loyola. On the women's side, Towson had seven runners among the top 15 while Loyola had six.

Salisbury's top men's finishers: Tristan Gilbert (3rd, 26:07); Steve Jacobs (7th, 26:55); Will Murdoch (8th, 27:02); Will Detwiler (10th, 27:11); Joe Flores (11th, 27:17); Brad Ellis (15th, 27:28).

Salisbury top women's finishers: Kelli McKay (18th, 23:38); Lauren Bragg (20th, 23:46); Stacy Hopkins (35th, 24:46).

Final Overall Team Scores

1) Salisbury 39 points
2) UMES 50
3) Loyola 66
4) Towson 71
5) Coppin State 152
6) Bowie State 169

1) Loyola 19 points
2) Towson 44
3) UMES 83
4) Salisbury 112
5) Maryland 125
6) Coppin State 185
7) Hood 190

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