The College of Staten Island women’s cross-country squad put in another solid performance at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx today, scoring an eighth place finish at the City College of New York 6K Invitational.  The meet was attended by 16 complete teams with over 140 total runners.  The Dolphins were without some of its usual performers but still managed a good showing, placing fifth among CUNYAC teams.

Victoria Crea was the first Dolphin to cross, finishing with a time of 28:40, CSI’s best 6k faring of the season, and just over 30 seconds faster than Crea’s previous best time and Crea finished 20th overall in the field.  Right behind Crea was Victoria Barry, who placed 21st with a time of 28:44, destroying her previous best 6k time this season by almost three whole minutes.

Lisa Galasso was the third of four racers that came in between places 20-30.  Galasso’s time of 29:11 placed her 27th, and she was promptly followed by Victoria Gallinaro’s 30th place finish of 29:37.  Rounding out the CSI scoring team was Rebecca Vidal, who scampered in at 33:44, coming in 70th place which gave CSI 168 points for the meet.

Other CSI runners today were Tetiana Vasyleva (85th, 36:43), Nicole Burns (91st, 40:38), and Carissa Mazzeo (43:36).

Next up for the Dolphins will be the St. Joseph’s (LI) meet on Saturday, October 18.  That will lead them into the CUNYAC Championship which will take place at Van Cortlandt Park on Sunday, October 26, at 9:30am.