Shawnee grad John Ruona, a freshman at Mt. St. Mary’s in Emmitsburg, Md., placed 15th out of nearly 300 runners Saturday at the Aubrey Shenk Gettysburg (Pa.) XC Invite.
Ruona ran 27:17 over 8,.000 meters on Gettysburg’s on-campus course and was the Mount’s 4th runner in a 45-65 team victory over Messiah College of Grantham, Pa.
Ruona was the first freshman across the line, finishing one second ahead of Kyle Costello of Messiah.
At Shawnee, Ruona placed 3rd in last year’s County Open XC race and 4th in the Olympic Conference Championships.
Gloucester Catholic grad Adam Stetser also raced for Mt. St. Mary’s.