The Mustangs posted their best-ever finish at a regional meet in 2015, placing 22nd out of 50 scoring teams at the meet hosted by Dickinson. The goal this year is to move into the top 20.
“If you look at our region, it is the biggest region, and there are over 70 teams there, including teams that just have individuals, so to place in the top 20 would be a big deal,” said Berdan.
In addition to the season opener as well as the Shannon Henretty Invitational on September 8, the Mustangs will host the MAC Championship for the first time on Saturday, October 27 on the Greenspring campus, giving it home course advantage at the meet.
“We’re racing on our course twice, we have the opportunity to work out on it whenever we want. They don’t all necessarily love the course, but they’ll know it,” said Berdan.
In addition to the first two events at home, the Mustangs will compete at Salisbury’s Don Cathcart Invitational at the end of September and will travel to Orlando on October 6 to compete at the Disney Cross Country Classic. The NCAA regional meet is slated for November 10 at DeSales.