Erin Reese is the top Susquehanna Runner in the Opener

Erin Reese is the top Susquehanna Runner in the Opener

Sophomore Erin Reese raced to ninth place finish overall to lead the Susquehanna University Women's Cross Country team to a strong finish in the season opening meet Friday afternoon at the Bucknell Open in Lewisburg.

Reese clocked a time of 15:06 over the 4K course to pace the River Hawks and the next three finishers for Susquehanna took 13th, 17th and 21st place and three additional runners all finished in the top-30.

Kailyn Reilly was the second Susquehanna finisher in 13th position with a time of 15:30 while Hannah Stauffer was next in 17th place with her time of 15:54. Emily Eck took 21st place in 17:03 and the trio of Anna Trapane, Alexa Pietrini and Torry Dugan finished 27th, 29th and 30th respectively.