TOWSON, Md.- The Juniata men's cross country team was selected tied for second in this season's Landmark Conference preseason poll.
Juniata finished 16 points behind Elizabethtown while Moravian tied with Juniata while Susquehanna rounded out the top four. The Eagles received two first place votes.
Juniata has an experienced set of strong runners; the team is mostly made up of juniors and seniors. Juniata has five of their top seven returning for this upcoming season. Among the returners, five Eagles made the Landmark All-Conference team last season. Peter D'Amico (Hummelstown, Pa. / Hershey HS), Evan Ulrich (Homer, N.Y. / Homer Senior High), and Desmond O'Donovan (Philadelphia, Pa. / Science Leadership Academy) made the All-Conference first team while teammates Vinnie Caroselli (Upland, Pa. / Milton Hershey) and Alexander Jones (Burlington, N.J. / Burlington Township) made the All-Conference second team. The Eagles have a total of six returners from last season.
2018 Landmark Men's Cross Country Preseason Poll
() indicates first-place votes
1. Elizabethtown – 68 points (6)
T2. Juniata – 52 points (2)
T2. Moravian – 52 points
4. Susquehanna – 29 points
5. Scranton – 26 points
6. Catholic – 23 points
7. Drew – 12 points
8. Goucher – 10 points
The Eagles start off their season this Friday, August 31st as they travel Bucknell.