Duckloe Paces Diplomats

NEWARK, Del.- The University of Delaware hosted their annual Blue & Gold Invitational at White Clay Creek State Park Saturday afternoon. Greg Duckloe paced the Diplomats to a second place team finish, finishing sixth overall.

The 8k course was host to 76 runners from Division II and III schools. Duckloe's top ten finish was ran in a time of 27:17 and he averaged a 5:29 mile. Angelo Acre came across the finish line just outside the top ten, placing 11th with a time of 27:53. Following Acre was teammate Ryan Bell placing 12th with a time of 28:17.

Josh Wesalo and Tim Merlino paced each other during the race finishing four seconds apart. Wesalo placed 15th with a time of 28:41 and Merlino placed 16th running a time of 28:45. Erik Olsen paced the middle of the pack for the Diplomats placing 22nd with a time of 29:03.

Franklin & Marshall placed second overall out of nine teams. The Diplomats missed first place by five points to Gwnedd-Mercy. F&M had an average team time of 28:11.

The Diplomats will compete at the Centennial Conference Championship in Baltimore on Saturday. Start of the race is set for 11:00 AM.