Emmitsburg, Md. (August 31, 2018)--Nicolas Fransham and Maddie Kole paced the Mount St. Mary's men's and women's cross country teams at the season-opening Mount St. Mary's 5K Duals on campus this afternoon. Fransham finished in third place overall for the men while Kole recorded a fifth-place mark in the women's race.
The meet was scored in a dual match format with George Washington taking home first place in the men's meet and Johns Hopkins winning the women's race. On the men's side, George Washington was first with a 4-0 record, followed by UMBC (2-1-1), Mount St. Mary's (2-2), Johns Hopkins (1-2-1) and Franklin Pierce (0-4). The Blue Jays won the women's race with a 5-0 record, followed by George Washington (4-1), Maryland (3-2), UMBC (2-3), Mount St. Mary's (1-4) and Franklin Pierce (0-5).
In the men's race, the Mount had four finishers in the top 20, led by Fransham's third-place finish in a time of 15:52.98. Benjamin Finnigan was seventh overall (16:-3.64), Isaac Kole finished eighth (16:06.20) and Kevin Dorsey 19th (16:29.70). Kole finished in fifth place in a time of 18:51.56 to lead the Mount women. Ashleigh Kocher was 19th overall (19:59.77) and Clarke Hooper 30th (20:17.57).
Individually, Caelyn Reilly from won the women's race with a time of 18:25.95. George Washington's Andy Weber won the men's race with a time of 15:44.80.
The Mountaineers return to action at the Messiah Invitational on September 22.
Johns Hopkins 26, George Washington 29
Johns Hopkins 15, Maryland 47
Johns Hopkins 18, Mount St. Mary's 45
Johns Hopkins 15, UMBC 49
Johns Hopkins 15, Franklin Pierce 50
George Washington 15, Franklin Pierce 49
George Washington 18, Mount St. Mary's 44
George Washington 15, UMBC 46
George Washington 16, Maryland 45
Maryland 18, Franklin Pierce 45
Maryland 25, Mount St. Mary's 33
Maryland 28, UMBC 29
UMBC 26, Mount St. Mary's 33
UMBC 17, Franklin Pierce 46
Mount St. Mary's 19, Franklin Pierce 39
Records: Johns Hopkins (5-0), George Washington (4-1), Maryland (3-2), UMBC (2-3), Mount St. Mary's (1-4), Franklin Pierce (0-5)
George Washington 17, Franklin Pierce 40
George Washington 24, Johns Hopkins 31
George Washington 25, Mount St. Mary's 30
George Washington 23, UMBC 34
Mount St. Mary's 27, Johns Hopkins 28
Mount St. Mary's 17, Franklin Pierce 44
UMBC 18, Franklin Pierce 45
UMBC 28, Mount St. Mary's 29
Johns Hopkins 28, UMBC 28
Johns Hopkins 18, Franklin Pierce 43
Records: George Washington (4-0), UMBC (2-1-1), Mount St. Mary's (2-2), Johns Hopkins (1-2-1), Franklin Pierce (0-4)