Race Results – In what proved to be a great start, the College of Staten Island men’s cross-country squad scored a second-place finish in its 2015 debut at the Baruch College Invitational at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, NY. A total of eight Dolphins crossed the line today, and they were bested only by Yeshiva University. I total of five CUNYAC schools participated in the event, with the Dolphins scoring the best with a team score of 57.
Defending CUNYAC Rookie of the Year Andrew Scharf returned to form in his first race, posting up an impressive time of 30:37 in the meet, good for third overall. Mt. St. Vincent runner Patrick Goldberg took top honors with a 29:17 time. A couple of minutes later, CSI crossed Matthew Day at 32:09, good for 12th in the field of 75 runners, he was followed just a few beats away by fellow sophomore Liam McMunn, who raced in at 32:23. Kenneth Morella was the fourth Dolphin to score at 33:11, good for 23rd, while senior Samuel Obisanya sped in at 33:54.
CSI’s Khlaed Halwani had a great opener to 2015, posting a quality time of 34:28, good for 30th in the field. Newcomer Michael Jachcinski was next up, placing 53rd overall with a time of 39:31. Joshua Ribaudo was the final Dolphin to merit the finish line, posting a time of 41:48.
Yeshiva would finish with 44 points to take the meet followed by CSI with 57 and NCAA Division II Post University, which came in third with 58 points. Sarah Lawrence finished in fourth place with 105 points, while York College was the next CUNYAC team to score, with 153 points.
CSI will be back in action next Sunday, when they race in their own 5k Invitational at Clove Lakes Park in Staten Island.