Silva Sets Pace for Men’s Cross Country at SSC Championships

Silva Sets Pace for Men’s Cross Country at SSC Championships

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Hosting for the first time in school history, Lynn University's men cross country team finished seventh, led by a 19th place finish from Eric Silva, at the 2019 Sunshine State Conference (SSC) Championships on Saturday morning. 

INSIDE THE MEET:

Location: South County Regional Park | Boca Raton, Fla.
Race Length: 8k – 4.97 miles
Finish: 7th out of nine teams
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Silva cracked the top-20 as the Blue and White's top performer, crossing the line in 26:58.4 to secure 19th.
  • Hunter Dobbs was just 40 seconds behind Silva to take second among the Lynn contingent with a mark of 27:38.4 (30th).
  • Bryan Ryder completed Lynn's top-trio with a time of 27:48.7, right behind his teammate Dobbs.
  • Joshua Skielnik and Julian Yescas rounded out the Fighting Knights' top-5, finishing in 27:58.6 and 28:01, respectively.
  • Justin Bridgewater, Alex Miranda, John Ross Donnes, Joseph Anderson and Moise Cook also ran for the Blue and White men. 

BEYOND THE FINISH LINE:

  • Significant rainfall, during the night and morning before the race, slowed down the course.
  • Saint Leo took home the men's title with the 2018 Champion Embry-Riddle finishing second.
  • SLU's Shane Bracken was crowned individual champion with a time of 25:25.6.
  • SLU, Embry-Riddle and Florida Southern finished 1-2-3 in the team standings.  

UP NEXT:
Both squads will head to Holloway Park in Lakeland, Fla. for the NCAA South Regional, hosted by SSC-institution Florida Southern, on Nov. 9 at 8 a.m.