BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Senior Will Bordash was 29th, and Drew Dorflinger took 31st to lead Bucknell men’s cross country to an eighth-place finish at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships, hosted by Lehigh on Friday. It was the fourth straight top-10 showing for the Bison at the regional meet.
Bucknell tallied 272 points, finishing ahead of Lehigh (272) and Pittsburgh (276) in the top 10. Princeton easily took the team title with a final score of 57, while Navy (109) and Villanova (115) followed in second and third. Georgetown (122), Penn State (131), Penn (143), and Temple (208) rounded out the teams in front of the Bison.
“I was very proud of our men’s eighth-place finish,” said Bucknell head coach Kevin Donner, who also noted it was the team’s fourth-best finish in the past 20 years. “It was one place higher than our ranking going in to the meet.”
Georgetown’s Jonathan Green took first out of 180 runners with a time of 30:28. A pair of Villanova runners, Casey Comber (30:31) and Andrew Marston (30:32) followed in second and third.
Bordash finished the 10k race in 31:00, while Dorflinger followed shortly after in 31:03. Sophomore Jacob Stupak (65th), junior Chad Sussman (70th), and freshman Connor McMenamin (77th) completed the scored lineup for the Bison.
“Will struggled a bit in the last 2k, but he had a great season,” Donner said. “I was pleased to see three Patriot League schools in the top nine, including Navy getting the automatic bid to the national championships. Army and Boston ran great in the Northeast Region, as well, so the league is now very good.”