East Tennessee State’s men’s cross country finished sixth and the women were 10th as the Bucs opened the season at the Covered Bridge Open on Friday in Boone, N.C.
Freshman Anders Ludvigsen led the Bucs, placing 18th in 26:24.1 in his first collegiate meet. Another freshman, Filip Jalovy finished 27th in 26:38.4. Landon Milhorn was 28th at 26:38.8.
Southern Indiana won the team title with 42 points, followed by Florida State, High Point and Appalachian State. Seth Proctor of Florida State won the individual title in 25:29.1.
On the women’s side, ETSU’s Chelsea Clark finished 41st in 19:58.4. Freshman Isabelle Groskopff was 55th at 20:17.6, while Melissa Peters finished in 20:44.
North Florida was the top team with 37 points, followed Wake Forest and Florida State. Nicole Irving of Wake Forest won in 18:23.8.