at a glance

Head Coach Matt Barber completed his 5th season at the helm of his alma mater, and boasted two of his deepest rosters on both sides of the cross country program. The women's team had 18 runners, while the men's side featured 15. The men's team would run in five 8k's this past fall, while the women's team completed the first five races as 5k's. Their Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference and United States Championship Athletic Association Championships were 6k's.

The women's team had nine newcomers headlined by USCAA All-American and SCAC All-Conference recipient Anna Wilgenbusch. Sabrina Lucio was another top-two runner that was a freshmen. The Crusaders also had a strong returning pair with Emma Kate Callahan and Clare Hernandez. Amy Foote, who debuted last spring with the track and field team, factored into the top seven, while Mary Korth was back for her second year of lettering. Katie Dieteman was another freshman that cracked the top seven that counted towards the team score for the SCAC Championship. Dallas as a team finished third or higher at five of the competitions. This includes one meet title and a pair of consecutive second-place finishes.

Joseph Kilmer led the men's team for the second consecutive year. The sophomore was the top UD finisher at all six competitions. John James picked up from his freshman campaign as the next top runner after missing last fall to study in Rome. Elijah Depew often rounded out top trio of runners, while Andrew Maal lettered a third year with top-five times on the team. Michael Bujard, Gabe Volpe, and Ty Moran formed a freshmen trio that scored in the top seven at SCAC Championship.

notable finishes

(Women's Team)

  1. Crusaders Win University of the Ozarks Invitational: Dallas' top seven averaged a time of 22:17 and posted a total time of 151:26 en route to a victory at the Ozarks Cross Country Invitational that was a 5k. Wilgenbusch notched second with a 20:49.9 mark. A quartet of top-10 finishers included: Lucio (6th), Hernandez (7th), Callahan (8th), and Dieteman (10th) contributed to the 33 points in the win. Full story
  2. Wilgenbusch Shines at USCAA Championship: Wilgenbusch wrapped up her impressive freshman campaign with a fifth place time (24:32.74) that earned her First Team All-American at the Virginia competition. The Crusaders would secure 4th place out of 11 teams with 88 points. Full story
  3. Dallas Takes 3rd at SCAC Championship: The Crusaders scored 106 points to break into the top-3 out of seven participating schools. Wilgenbusch paced the group with a 24:13.59 for 12th and a spot on the All-SCAC 2nd Team. Callahan (25:33.56) and Korth (27:39.37) ran PR's among the returners on the first 6k of the season for UD. Full story

(Men's Team)

  1. Dallas Individuals Earn Top Times of the season at SCAC Championship: Kilmer and James led the Crusaders with a pair of top-30 times with a 27:54.14 (21st) and 28:08.28 (23rd), respectively. The top running tandem secured their season-bests in their 4th 8k, while Elijah Depew submitted a 30:13.57 for his best time of the fall for fourth on the squad. Between the group of runners finishing third was Maal's PR time of 30;13.57. There were several other PRs and season-bests on the team, while Bujard made his collegiate debut with a strong finish to crack the top-seven. Full story
  2. Kilmer and Crusaders Pick Up 2nd Place Finishes at TLU Bulldog Invitational: On a difficult running surface due to stormy weather that week, Kilmer slushed forward to a 17:47.56 in the team's lone 5k of the competitive season. The Crusaders finished with 49 points and was only behind host Texas Lutheran University's 37. James went for fifth with an 18:26.74 mark, while Depew was ninth with an 18:43.42 time. Full story
  3. Crusaders Claim 2nd at Ozarks Cross Country Invitational: The Crusaders were able to finish with 47 points and averaged a time of 31:19 to match their highest team finish on the season. Kilmer ran a 28:51.1 in the 8k for a third-place finish. James was right behind in fifth with a 29:49.1. Maal added a season-best 31:39.9 for 11th but scored in the 10th place slot. Full story

standout crusaders

Anna Wilgenbusch

  • Top 5k (20:15.7)
  • Top 6k (24:13.6) (SCAC Championship)
  • 2nd at Ozarks Cross Country Invitational
  • 4th at 2018 TLU Collegiate Invite
  • Fastest NCAA DIII result at 2018 Saints Invitational

Sabrina Lucio

  • Top 5k (21:17.6)
  • Top 6k (25:41.9) (SCAC Championship)
  • 6th at Ozarks Cross Country Invitational
  • 6th at 2018 TLU Collegiate Invite

Emma Kate Callahan

  • Top 5k (23:33.3) (PR)
  • Top 6k (25:33.6) (SCAC Championship) (PR)
  • 8th at Ozarks Cross Country Invitational

Clare Hernandez

  • Top 5k (21:48.8)
  • Top 6k (26:25.9) (SCAC Championship)
  • 7th at Ozarks Cross Country Invitational
  • 8th at 2018 TLU Collegiate Invite

Joseph Kilmer

  • Top 5k (17:47)
  • Top 8k (27:54.1) (SCAC Championship)
  • 2nd at 2018 TLU Collegiate Invite
  • 3rd at Ozarks Cross Country Invitational

John James

  • Top 5k (18:26)
  • Top 8k (28:08.3) (PR)
  • 5th at 2018 TLU Collegiate Invite
  • 5th at Ozarks Cross Country Invitational

Elijah Depew

  • Top 5k (18:43)
  • Top 8k (30:09.82) (USCAA Championship)
  • 10th at 2018 TLU Collegiate Invite

Andrew Maal

  • Top 5k (19:41.0)
  • Top 8k (29:57.0) (SCAC Championships) (PR)
  • 11th Ozarks Cross Country Invitational

postseason accolades

(Women's Team)


Ana Wilhelm***

Emma Callahan**

Clare Hernandez**

Kimberly Keally**

Mary Korth**

Mackenzie Tano**

Isabella Childs*

Katie Dieteman*

Amy Foote*

Hailey Guth*

Hannah Guth*

Sabrina Lucio*

Courtney Nguyen*

Anna Wilgenbusch*

2018 MVP: Anna Wilgenbusch

2018 SCAC Women's Cross Country Fall All-Sportsmanship Team:

  • Hailey Guth, freshman, Lake Charles, LA/Alfred M. Barbe H.S.

2018 SCAC Women's Cross Country All-Conference Team:

  • Anna Wilgenbusch, freshman, St. Paul, MN/St. Agnes H.S.

2018 USCAA Women's Cross Country All-American First Team:

  • Anna Wilgenbusch, freshman, St. Paul, MN/St. Agnes H.S.

2018 USCAA Women's Cross Country National All-Academic Team:

  • Emma Kate Callahan, sophomore, Overland Park, KS/St. Teresa’s Academy
  • Ana Wilhelm, junior, Kiowa, KS/South Barber H.S.

(Men's Team)

2018 LETTERWINNERS (* denotes letters earned)

Andrew Maal***

Elijah Depew**

Peter Hedlesky**

John James**

Joseph Kilmer**

Gabe Vazquez**

Ty Moran*

Gabe Volpe*

2018 MVP: Joseph Kilmer, sophomore, Rockville, MD/The Heights

2018 MVP: Joseph Kilmer

2018 SCAC Men's Cross Country Fall All-Sportsmanship Team:

  • Nicholas Wallisch, Sophomore, St. Paul, MN/Saint Agnes H.S.

2018 USCAA Men's Cross Country National All-Academic Team:

  • Elijah Depew, sophomore, Grove City, PA/Home School
  • Peter Hedlesky, sophomore, Florissant, MO/St. Louis Priory
  • John James, junior, Metairie, LA/Jesuit H.S.
  • Gabe Vazquez, sophomore, Clive, IA/Seton Home Study School

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