STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – For the second championship race in a row, redshirt junior Dan Savage led all Hawks as the Saint Joseph's men's cross country squad finished ninth in a field of 22 teams at the 2016 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship, hosted by Penn State University at the Blue and White Golf Course on Friday afternoon. The Hawks turned in an average 10k time of 31:53 and 261 points on the day.

Paced by a 5:04 mile average, Savage finished his first NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship race and first collegiate 10k run in 31:24 for 26th place in a field of 150 countable finishers, missing a Top 25 finish and All-Region honors by just two seconds.

Junior David Dorsey followed up in 37th overall with a collegiate-best 10k time of 31:35.

Sophomore Justin Branco finished next for the Hawks in 56th (31:57 PR), while seniors Jimmy Daniels (64th, 32:06) and John Mascioli (78th, 32:30) rounded out the scoring for the Crimson and Gray.

In their first NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship appearances, junior Collin Crilly (95th, 32:45 PR) and freshman Josh Clark (98th, 32:48 PR) rounded out SJU's racers.

Saint Joseph's will close the 2016 cross country season at the IC4A Championship at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, N.Y. on Saturday, November 19. The Coaches' Race is slated for 9:30 a.m., followed by the Championship Race at 10:15 a.m.

26th - Dan Savage (31:24 PR)
37th - David Dorsey (31:35 PR)
56th - Justin Branco (31:57 PR)
64th - Jimmy Daniels (32:06)
78th - John Mascioli (32:30)
95th - Collin Crilly (32:45 PR)
98th - Josh Clark (32:48 PR)