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Trinity Cross Country Teams Finish Second at SCAC Championships

ACTION: split screen action photos with Will Salony running on the left and Elaine Kaster running on the right during the SCAC Cross Country Championships

GEORGETOWN, Texas – Trinity's men's and women's cross country teams both finished second at the 2022 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday morning at Southwestern University.

Both teams were second behind Colorado College, but were both were well in front of the third-place finisher of both the men's and women's races. The Tiger men lost to Colorado College by just four points (31-35) and have now finished second in each of the last four conference championship meets. Trinity's women were second for the second straight year, following the team's SCAC title in Spring 2021.

The Tiger men had four individuals finish in the top 14 to earn All-SCAC honors, including three runners in the top five. Sophomore Will Salony (Dallas, Texas / JJ Pearce) finished second to lead the way for Trinity, picking up All-SCAC honors for the second time in as many years. Senior Ben Whittemore (Jasper, Texas / Georgetown) finished third and has earned a spot in the top 10 of each of the last three SCAC meets. Junior Diego Flores (San Antonio, Texas / Great Hearts Monte Vista North) earned All-SCAC honors for the first time in his career, finishing fifth in today's race. Rounding out Trinity's All-SCAC honorees is sophomore Ryan Tresaugue (The Woodlands, Texas / The Woodlands), who came in 10th at this year's SCAC Championships.

Trinity's women had two runners earn All-SCAC honors after finishing in the top 14. Senior Elaine Kaster (Lewisville, Texas / Founders Classical) notched her third career All-SCAC award after finishing 10th in today's meet. Junior Madison Habeck (Lake Jackson, Texas / Clute Brazoswood) came in just four seconds behind her teammate in 13th place to earn her third straight All-SCAC honor.

In addition to the All-SCAC runners, Trinity's men had four others finish in the top 25 individually in today's race, while the women had seven more race to a spot in the top 22. Sophomore Ivanna Hargis (Garland, Texas / Richardson) was 16th on the women's side, while fellow sophomores Eli Karg (Friendswood, Texas / Friendswood) and Jackson White (Boerne, Texas / Boerne) were 15th and 16th in the men's competition. Seniors Paige Tangney (Wilmette, Ill. / New Trier Township) and Lynzie Kutsner (Colorado Springs, Colo. / Rampart) were 17th and 18th, respectively, for the final conference races of their careers.

Up Next

Trinity will compete in the NCAA Regional Championships on Saturday, November 12, in Spokane, Washington. The Tiger men and women will both be seeking to qualify for the NCAA Championships Meet, which will be held in Lansing, Michigan, on Saturday, November 19.