Carlisle, PA – In one of the most anticipated races of the season for the Geneva College men’s and women’s cross country teams, the Golden Tornadoes fared well against some of the best competition in the Eastern United States. The men had the option to run in either a 4K or 8K race while the women could choose from a 4K or a 6K. In the combined results from the day, Geneva’s men finished ninth out of 14 schools while the women posted a fifth place finish against a field of 15 schools.
In the men’s 8K race, Nick Edinger posted a sixth place finish with a time of 26:14. Teammate Owen Struck also broke the top 100 with a 91st place finish in a time of 28:41.
In the women’s 6K event, Sarah-Noel Meek posted a time of 23:36 which was good enough for an impressive seventh place finish. Alayna Merkle also turned in a top notch performance with a 17th place finish with a finishing time of 24:18.
Shannon Rech competed in the 4K race for Geneva’s women and posted a 13th place finish to lead all Geneva runners.
The Golden Tornadoes will take a week off before getting back to action on October 6th at Oberlin College. The PAC Championships will take place at Bethany on the last Saturday in October.
Geneva College is a comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences and professional studies. Founded in the tradition of the Reformed Christian faith, Geneva prepares students to serve Christ in all areas of society: work, family and the church. Geneva College’s philosophy of education is based on the Foundational Concepts of Christian Higher Education. Geneva is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).
Geneva students have the opportunity each summer to attend Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies to develop practical methods of caring for the environment.