BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Senior captain Zach Michon and junior Matthew Scarpill turned in top-50 individual finishes to lead the Saint Joseph's men's cross country squad to an 11th-place team showing in a field of 25 at the 2019 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship, held at Lehigh University's Goodman Campus on Friday morning. With an average 10k time of 31:57, the Hawks totaled 317 points to land just 44 points shy of a top-10 finish.
Paced by a 5:01 mile average, Michon crossed the finish line in a collegiate-best 10k time of 31:14.5, good for a 39th-place showing in a field of the top 175 runners in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Michon shaved over 15 seconds off of his previous 10k PR to finish as SJU's top runner for the fifth time this season.
Scarpill followed closely behind in 49th with a collegiate-best 10k time of 31:38.3.
As they did at the 2019 Atlantic 10 Championship two weekends ago, sophomore George Steinhoff and freshman Colin Kane came up big with scoring performances for the Crimson and Gray. In their collegiate regional appearances and 10k debuts, Steinhoff (32:07.2 PR) and Kane (32:11.1 PR) placed 67th and 71st, respectively, to cross as SJU's #3 and #4 finishers.
Saint Joseph's will close the season at the 2019 ECAC Championship next Saturday, November 23 at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, N.Y.