The Carlow men's cross country team opened the season at the Saint Vincent College Early Bird Invitational on Friday, Aug. 31.
Ethan Stroebel (FR/New Castle, Pa.) led the Celtics in his collegiate debut. He finished 10th, with a time of 31:18.72 for a pace of 6:15 in the 8K race.
Saint Vincent swept the first nine places, topped by Eli Urban, who ran 28:53.73.
Saint Vincent scored 15 points with an average time of 29:18.18. Carlow scored 50 points with an average time of 34:58.23. Westmoreland County Community College rounded out the field, but had just three runners and no team score.
The rest of Carlow’s finishers were Christopher Woodley (SR/Northern Cambria, Pa.) at 12th in 32.47.95, Kevin Sheehan (FR/Pittsburgh, Pa.) at 13th in 34:52.43, Joey Palmieri (SO/PIttsburgh, Pa.) at 15th in 37:21.92, Evan Antes (FR/North Versailles, Pa.) at 16th in 38:26.40, Michael Randal (FR/Pittsburgh, Pa.) at 17th in 38:39.65, and Cameron Short (SO/West Mifflin, Pa.) at 18th in 39:57.90.
The Celtics will be familiar with the course for their next meet. They return for the Saint Vincent College Invitational on Sept. 15.