NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – The Franciscan men's cross country team opened the season with an impressive team win at the 2018 Fisher Invite as five Barons placed in the top-10.
The Barons were led by sophomore Liam Galligan who posted a career-best 8K time of 25:40.20 to take second overall. Galligan beat all Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference runners at the meet.
Sophomore Mark Borek ran a strong race to open the year as he took sixth overall with a time of 26:55.7. Senior Nick Long was right on Borek's heels as he took seventh overall with a time of 27:02.46. All three top finishers for the Barons finished ahead of any other AMCC runners.
Junior Matthew Crotteau took eighth overall and was the fourth Baron across the finish line as he came in at 27:11.69. Classmate Grady Stuckman was right behind Crotteau as he took ninth overall and was the final scoring runner for the Barons with a time of 27:13.46.
The Barons will return to action next Saturday as they make the short trip to Bethany, W. Va. For the Bethany Invite.