Pittsburgh, Pa. -- The Youngstown State men's and women's cross country team each turned in solid performances at the season-opening Duquesne Duals at Schenley Park.
Leading the men's team was sophomore Derek Bassinger, placed 19th with a time of 27:07.67. Freshman Ethan Sparks ran a 27:13.06 to finish in 20th while sophomore C.J. Schumacher placed 21st with a time of 27:20.28.
Senior Jennifer Muhlenkamp paced the women's team with a time of 19:45.97 and finished 18th. Freshman Charlotte Crouch placed 22nd with a time of 20:02.36 while sophomore Xena Maali was 27th with a time of 20:23.99.
The Penguins will run at the Tommy Evans Invitational, Saturday, Sept. 8, in Akron, Ohio.