Cross Country experiences deja vu at DSU
Donovan Mundy was the first Hawk to cross the finish line as The Shore's men won their second consecutive meet
Sept. 9, 2017


SMYRNA, Delaware — The Shore’s cross country team repeated their team finishes from the season opener during Saturday’s running of the Delaware State Hornets Invitational. The men’s squad took the win over five foes with a total of 31 points and the women claimed second with 62 points.

Senior Donovan Mundy (Jacksonville, Florida) led the men with a second place finish individually, running a time of 16:24.7 on the 5k course. Sophomore John Akakeya (Staten Island, New York)—last week’s winner—continued his strong start with a fourth place time of 16:37.1, and senior Oussama Chouati (Manresa, Spain) rounded out the top five with a 16:43.9 time.

Sophomore Hector Cime (Parksley, Virginia) and senior Stanley Meli (Eldoret, Kenya) factored into the Hawks’ scoring as well, finishing in 7th and 13th, respectively.

On the women’s side, it was sophomore Sharon Jerop (Eldoret, Kenya) who once again paved the way, finishing with a time of 20:14.5 to come in second place. Fellow sophomore Neus Quinonero (Valencia, Spain) ran the course in 20:54.3, finishing in fourth.



Senior Dypna Umunakwe (Bronx, New York) finished in 17th, freshman Jessica Roney (Windsor Mill, Maryland) came in 18th and sophomore Amirah Jones (Suffolk, Virginia) came in 21st to complete the women’s scores.  

Maryland Eastern Shore returns to Smyrna for the DSU Farm Run on Friday, September 15th.

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