Men's Cross Country Grabs First at York Invitational

Men's Cross Country Grabs First at York Invitational

YORK Pa. - Ryan Bell placed first overall at the York Invitational with a time of 27:00 to lead Franklin & Marshall to a first place finish. F&M easily powered their way to the top in an eight team-competition placing five runners in the top 15.

The Diplomats were competing in a field of 72 runners. Greg Duckloe finished second overall at 27:08. Angelo Arce logged a 27:43 finishing sixth place and teammate Josh Wesalo placed ninth with a time of 28:07. To round out the top finishes for the Diplomats, Tim Merlino ran a time of 28:17 placing 12th overall.
 
Crossing the finish line 21st was Francis Blancero with a time of 29:18. David Raffman and Erik Olsen ran together placing 24th and 25th respectively.  Sophomore Andrew Marra placed 29th with a time of 30:09. Finishing up for F&M were Trevor Donnelly with a 36th place finish (30:33), Dylan Jennings (31:22), Erik Mariani (31:58), and Dominic Trombetta (34:21).
 
Franklin & Marshall will be back on the starting line October 1, at Paul Short Invitational.