Men's cross country wraps up JU Short Course Duals
The JU men's cross country team officially got the 2010 season underway on Friday afternoon after competing in the JU Short Course Duals at the old Dolphin golf course.

The Ospreys won the men’s side with a perfect 4-0 mark followed by Savannah State, Stetson, Bethune-Cookman and JU.

“We are glad to get the season started and the results clearly show us how much work we have to do in preparation for the conference championship race in late October,” said JU head coach Ron Grigg. “I think each athlete who ran today will be able to make an honest assessment of their current fitness and work towards consistent training in the next eight weeks.

“I want to give a special thanks to Adam Price and Daniel Jones from the physical plant who worked very hard over the last three days to get the course in good enough shape to hold the event. It was no easy task and for that I am grateful.”

Senior Andrew Maedel was top finisher for JU with a time of 17:31.26 (14th). Senior Gene Sarsfield was 24th with a time of 19:22.44, while Freshman Sidney Houting (19:40.87) finished 26th overall.

Freshman Esteban Mendez (20:46.94), freshman Tyler Samburgh (21:29.91) and junior Patrick Abbey (22:04.11) rounded out the rest of the Dolphins.

In other action, the women posted a 3-1 record to place second overall after having four runners finish in the top 10. UNF (4-0) won the event, while Stetson (2-2), Savannah State (1-3) and Bethune-Cookman (0-4) rounded out the rest of the group.

The men’s will hit the path again on Oct. 1 in Titusville, Fla. for the Invitational.