NEWVILLE, Pa. - Brothers Christopher Scharf and Charles Scharf finished first and second in the long race to help the Dickinson men's cross country team win the combined team title at the Dickinson Long-Short Invitational at Big Spring High School on Saturday.
Christopher paced the event with a time of 26:06.92 outrunning a field of 141 runners. His brother Charles came in next at 26:20.45. The only other Red Devil to compete in the race was Charlie Miske finishing in 38th (29:18.21).
Dickinson put up a team score of 36 which was good for fourth. Messiah and Hagerstown Community College each totaled 26, with Messiah earning the first-place nod due to Logan Horst finishing in fourth one place ahead of Zane Chalker.
The short race was dominated by Shippensburg with the Raiders taking up the first six spots as Hayden Hunt won the race with a time of 12:31.70. The first DC runner was Jacob Dohery Munro who landed inside the Top-10 placing seventh (12:48.53). Six spots later came in Brock Overlander finishing in 13:01.48. Teddy Mercer and Matthew Dietrick occupied slots 18 and 20 with times of 13:23.72 and 13:25.41 respectively. William Tripp came across the line in 25th (13:32.02), while Nolan Meinke clocked in at 13:46.48. The next two Dickinson runners to complete the course were Romario Cruz (13:51.88) and Colin Schweitzer (13:58.52). Also completing the event for the Red Devils were Michael Loalbo (14:03.38), Coltin Albitz (14:12.64), Ethan Katz (14:30.48), Hunter Omerzo (14:34.66), Shane Coll (15:00.10), and Max Collins (15:29.47).
Shippensburg won the team score putting up a six. Messiah finished with 31, followed by Dickinson at 32.
Dickinson won the combined title by posting a score of 68, which was 38 points clear of next closet competitor Messiah who finished with a 106.
The Red Devils head to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on Friday for the Paul Short Invitational hosted by Lehigh University.