ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (Sept. 7, 2008) - A quartet of Buccaneer cross country runners made their season debut Sunday afternoon, as they competed at the Irish Brigade Commemorative 5K Run, in nearby Elizabethton. Sophomore Manny Gonzalez (
Gonzalez finished the rugged course in 16:25, and won the all-around crown on the men's side. In addition to Gonzalez, ETSU newcomer Zack Berry (
"This was a good race for both Manny and Zack as they make their season debuts," commented head ETSU cross country coach David Walker. "Manny turned in a strong run and hopefully he uses this as momentum when the season progresses."
On the women's side, (Jennifer) Ely also made her Buccaneer debut, and her run resulted in a positive outcome. The Dryden,
"It was good to finally see Jennifer and Melissa in action," said
The ETSU cross country team returns to action this Saturday afternoon when they compete at the Winthrop/Asics Invitational.
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