The Shippensburg University men’s cross-country team placed 2nd at the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Championships this weekend. The Raiders had all their scorers finish in the Top 16 on Saturday.
SU freshman Garret Quinan was the top scoring runner for the Raiders with a sixth-place time of 25:27.9. This was his first meet in the top finishing position for the Raiders. Quinan was one of two freshman that finished the race in the Top 20 position.
Junior Hayden Hunt finished one place behind Quinan in seventh place. The 2021 PSAC Men’s Cross-Country Rookie of the Year finished with a time of 25:34.5. Hunt finished fifth in last year’s championship.
Senior Nathan Harding finished in 12th place with a time of 25:45.1. Harding earned an All-PSAC First Team medal after running a 14 second personal record (PR) for the third consecutive meet this season in his fourth and final PSAC Championship meet.
Junior Joey Cintavey finished one spot short of an All-PSAC First Team performance, crossing the line at 25:56.1. Cintavey was the fifth Raider to post a sub-26-minute time on the day.
The Raiders finished in second place at the Conference championships for the third straight year and the fourth time in the last five conference meets. It is the 20th time in school history that the Raiders have finished second in the conference meet in the last 45 years.
1978 was the first year that the team finished second in the PSACs. The team has not won the PSAC Championships since the 2017 season.
The men’s cross-country season continues in two weeks when the men travel to Mansfield University’s Lamb Creek for 2022 NCAA Atlantic Region Championships.