Pennsville graduate Dan Wyshinski opened his collegiate cross country career Saturday by placing 14th among more than 200 runners in the Lebanon Valley College Dutchmen Invitational.
Wyshinski, a freshman at Wilmington College in Delaware, ran 27:32 over 8,000 meters at Union Canal Tunnel Park along the Quittapahilla Creek in Lebanon, Pa.
Wyshinski was the first runner across the line for Wilmington, which is located in New Castle, Del., and competes in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conferene and NCAA Division 2.
It was his first race of any kind since January of 2020, when he ran 9:51.32 for 3,200 meters in meet at the Bubble in Toms River. It was his first XC race since November of 2019, when he ran 16:51 at Holmdel at the Meet of Champions.
Wilmington placed seventh out of 17 schools with 164 points. Messiah College of Grantham, Pa., scored 49 to win the team title.