PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - Freshmen Terrell Oliver (Camden, Del.) and Anaya Reid (St. Cloud, Fla.) posted the highest finishes for their respective teams Saturday morning as the Delaware State University cross country teams competed in the UMES Cappy Anderson Invitational. The Hornet men finished sixth overall with 138 points while the DSU women were seventh with165 points.
Oliver led the Hornets with a time of 28:54.12, good for 19th overall in the 8k race. Sophomore Brandon Barnes (Dover, Del.) placed 24th with a time of 30:25.97 while freshman Joshua Johnson was 28th in 31:29.55. Senior Stephen Bowe ran a time of 33:18.81 to place 28th and sophomore Bryan Pointer rounded out the scoring for DSU with a 41st place time of 33:57.26.
The University of Pittsburgh swept the first four positions to earn 17 points and a first place team finish. Andrew Cerrito led the Panthers with a time of 25:42.42.
Seton Hall finished second with 56 points while Norfolk State was third with 103 points. Morgan State recorded 125 points for fourth place while Coppin State posted 131 for fifth place. The University of Maryland Eastern Shore finished the race in seventh place with 148 points.
Pitt dominated the women's race, taking nine of the top 10 positions to take home a first place finish of 15 points. The Panthers' Morgan Perry placed first with a time of 18:30.50.
Seton Hall also finished second in the women's race with 50 points, followed by Morgan State in third with 115 points and UMES in fourth with 117 points. Norfolk State and Coppin State finished fifth and sixth with 142 and 145 points, respectively.
Reid led the DSU women with a time of 22:49.37, good for 49th overall. Fellow freshman Brianna Sims (New Haven, Conn.) followed in 50th place with a time of 22:53.40. Sophomore Ashley Robinson (Dover, Del.) ran a 23:43.26 for 58th place while sophomore Shalaya Sidney (Philadelphia, Pa.) posted a 23:52.99 for 59th place. Junior Aatiqah Ali (Philadelphia, Pa.) finished off the scoring for the Hornets with a 70th place time of 27:28.53.
Delaware State next competes in the Towson Invitational, held Friday at Oregon Ridge Park.
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