SALISBURY, Md. -- Penn State Brandywine sophomore Brian Abel (Amesbury, Mass/Amesbury) broke his own program 8K record to highlight the Lions' final regular-season meet of the year Saturday morning at Salisbury University's Don Cathcart Invitational.
Abel bested his previous mark, which he set last year in Salisbury, by 39 seconds, running to a time of 26:55. He now owns six of the top seven 8K times in school history. Abel's time on Saturday was good for 27th in a field of 146 runners.
Alex Rosenberry (Etters, Pa./West Shore Christian Academy) was the second Lion to cross the finish line, placing 44th (27:41) as his time ranked third-best in Brandywine history.
Stephen Heck (West Chester, Pa./Henderson) posted a time of 29:22 to rank 83rd, while Alex Consadene (Andover, Conn./RHAM) was 95th (29:58). Ryan Cassidy (Aston, Pa./Sun Valley) recorded a time of 30:23 to place 100th.
Angel Asomugha (Brookhaven, Pa./Sun Valley) represented the Lions' women's team, finishing her 6K race in a time of 33:12, more than six minutes faster than her previous personal-best 6K time this season. Overall, each of Brandywine's runners recorded personal-record times on Saturday.
In the team standings, Brandywine's men finished 10th in a field of 15 NCAA Division I and Division III teams.
Brandywine has three weeks to prepare for the PSUAC Championships on Oct. 26 at Norlo Park.
October 5, 2019 Abel Sets Brandywine 8K Record At Salisbury Invitational
September 28, 2019 Mooney Wins Brandywine Invitational; Men Finish Second
September 20, 2019 Brandywine Men Take Fourth; Abel, Mooney Finish Top 10 At Goldey Beacom
September 7, 2019 Mooney Breaks 5K Record; Brandywine Men Sixth In Dutchmen Invitational
September 3, 2019 Abel, Mooney Land First PSUAC Weekly Awards Of 2019
August 31, 2019 Brandywine Men Claim DelVal Title; Abel Defends Individual Title
July 31, 2019 Cross Country Teams Announce 2019 Schedule