BETHELHEM, Pa. – The Bucknell men’s cross country team competed in the Brown race at Lehigh’s Paul Short Run on Saturday. Bucknell's top five runners amounted 642 points in the race. Princeton won the title with 68, while Siena was the runner-up with 195.
The Bison men had to battle though rainy conditions in the 8k race, but managed to finish ahead of Patriot League schools Colgate (775), Holy Cross (836), Loyola (1144) and Lafayette (1374).
Louis Tobias was Bucknell’s top runner, taking 63rd in a field of 401 runners with a time of 25:36. The race was won by Bryce England of Saint Francis (Pa.) in 24:38. Tobias was the top Patriot League runner in the race by 18 spots in the individual standings.
All of Bucknell’s scored runners finished in the top half of the large field. Chad Sussman finished 108th in 25:57, while Matthew Taddeo placed 112th in 25:58. Trent Rose took 160th, while Landin Delaney finished 199th.
"We had a few guys run nice such as Louis, Chad and Matthew," said head coach Kevin Donner. "A few others struggled. We must become more consistent if we want to be a good team."
Bucknell returns to action Oct. 14 to compete at the Penn State Open.