Nov. 10 - ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Several members of the Bethany College cross country teams competed Saturday at the NCAA MidEast Regionals, which were held at Muhlenberg (Pa.) College.
The Bison did not have enough to score as a team, as three men and one woman ran for the Green and White. The lone female to run was freshman Suzanne Stettinius (Parkton, Md./Hereford), who finished 185th overall out of 265 runners with a time of 25:53. Her time was a full 40 seconds faster than what she crossed with at PAC Championships Oct. 27.
For the men, sophomore Zach Foster (Shadyside, Ohio/Bellaire St. John’s) had an outstanding showing. He finished 118th in a 281-runner field by crossing in 27:31, by far his fastest time of the season. His previous best came at the Carnegie Mellon Invitational Oct. 13 when he was clocked in 28:09.67.
The other two BC runners to compete were freshman Clifford Arbogast (Cameron, W.Va.), who took 181st in 28:32, and junior Matt Schlemmer (Canton, Ohio/Glen Oak), who completed the race in 226th place with a time of 29:39.
On the men’s side for the meet, Haverford (Pa.) College won the team title with 45 points, just ahead of Allegheny (Pa.) College’s 52 points. The men’s individual winner was Carnegie Mellon’s Brian Harvey with a time of 24:44. Dickinson (Pa.) College women won the regional crown with 53 points, far ahead of Haverford’s 110. Elizabethtown (Pa.) College’s Erin Fisher finished first individually with a time of 21:18.