Junior-standout Alex Monroe (Lewistown, Pa./Indian Valley) took first overall, leading five Bald Eagles who finished in the top-12 and the Lock Haven University men’s cross country team took home the team title at the Division II Challenge hosted by Kutztown University.
Monroe covered the 8K course in 25:47, besting the 73-runner field for his fourth career win, while leading the No. 12 Bald Eagles to their first team title of the season.
Dylan Mountain (Altoona, Pa./Altoona) continued to impress and the freshman took fifth overall with a time of 26:26.
Mike Nemeth (Carlisle, Pa./Cumberland Valley), Tyler Hileman (Altoona, Pa./Altoona) and Mike Garraway (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cedar Cliff) finished 9-11-12 with times of 26:45, 27:01 and 27:03, respectively.
Lock Haven’s 36 points was good enough to distance itself from second-place East Stroudsburg (46 pts.) and Wheeling Jesuit (79 pts.), who rounded out the top-three teams.
The No. 28 Lady Eagles finished sixth (169 pts.) out of eight teams. Bloomsburg (57 pts.) took home the win and the Huskies were followed by Kutztown (62 pts.) and East Stroudsburg (74 pts.).
Ashley Daniels (Danville, Pa./Danville) was the top finisher on the women’s side. Daniels turned in a 17th place showing, covering the 6K course in 24:26.
Laura Histand (Langhorne, Pa./Neshaminy) and Emiley Stapleton (Tyrone, Pa./Bellwood-Antis) finshed 27th (25:08) and 35th (25:38).
Both the Bald and Lady Eagles will be back in action on Saturday (Sept. 22) when they host the LHU River Run Invite (11 a.m.