TITUSVILLE, Fla. - The Stetson cross country team competed at the FLRunners.com Invitational 14 on Friday evening with the women's team finishing second overall, and the men's team placing fourth among all teams. Against just Division I schools, both squads took third place.
The men recorded 80 points, falling to Florida International (52) and champion Florida (18) among D1 schools. The Hatters defeated Bethune-Cookman (90) and Jacksonville (99) among the Division I schools competing on Friday.
Stetson's top finisher was once again senior Andrew Epifanio. He placed 10th, crossing the line in 16:19.10 on the five kilometer course.
The Hatter women placed second out of 12 teams overall, falling just to UCF. Stetson (76 points overall) topped A-Sun foe Jacksonville, which tied for third with 88 points. Among D1 teams, Stetson placed third, scoring 64 points. UCF won the meet with a total of 30 points.
Freshman Samantha Hicks was the top finisher for the Hatters for the first time in her career, placing sixth overall in a time of 18:56.80 on the five kilometer course.
Stetson will continue the season on October 18 at the UCF Black and Gold Invitational.