MEDIA, Pa. -- Freshman Anya Tyler (West Chester, Pa./West Chester East) set a new school 5K record, while John Li (Upper Darby, Pa./Upper Darby) paced the men's team for Penn State Brandywine at the Bryn Mawr Cross Country Invitational at Rose Tree Media Park on Thursday night.
Tyler bested Robyn Gannon's school benchmark by nearly two minutes after completing the 5K course in 22:14, good for 18th place in the field of 92 runners, comprised primarily of NCAA Division III student-athletes.
Monica Heitzer (Glen Mills, Pa./Garnet Valley) was the second Lion to cross the line, doing so in a time of 26:27, while Brooke Theveny (Glen Mills, Pa./Garnet Valley) posted a time of 32:34 and Sarah Mariotti (Aston, Pa./Sun Valley) completed the course two seconds after Theveny.
Li topped his Bryn Mawr Invitational time from 2015 by 31 seconds, running to a time of 18:53, which placed him 20th in the 78-runner field.
Alex Troncelitti (West Chester, Pa./West Chester East) completed the course in 21:50, while Henry Lee (Upper Darby, Pa./Upper Darby) rounded out the Brandywine men in 23:30.
The races were run as individuals only, without team scoring.
The Brandywine cross country teams are back in action on Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Cairn Highlander Invitational.