In what was perhaps their most impressive race of the season, the College of Staten Island women’s cross-country squad raced in to a second place finish at the York College 6K Invitational earlier today at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, NY.  The race featured 12 teams overall and CSI placed tops among the CUNYAC schools that competed, finishing second only to Fashion Institute of Technology.

Three of the Dolphins scorers came in the Top 20 racers overall among a total of 82 competitors.  Victoria Crea was tops for CSI, finishing with a race time of 28:48, CSI’s best 6k time this season, good for 12th overall in the field.  Right on Crea’s heels was teammate Frances Gonzalez, who was in six seconds later at 28:54.  Senior Victoria Barry was next in at 29:11, good for a 16th-place faring.

Heavily improving on her time was CSI’s next scorer, Kristina Morel, who came in a 29:47, 21st overall.  Christina Pasaturo was CSI’s final scoring runner, coming in 34th place with a time of 31:47.  

Rounding out CSI’s set of runners were Jamie Pifalo (39th, 33:02), Nicole Imbesi (52nd, 35:27), Rosa Perone (62nd, 37:56), Nicole Burns (74th, 41:46) and Clara Hernandez (76th, 44:21).

CSI scored 95 points in the meet, just ahead of Drew University’s 96 points.  FIT won the meet with 51 points.  Six CUNYAC schools attended the meet, with hosts York coming in 4th, followed by Baruch (7th), Brooklyn (8th), Medgar Evers (10th) and Lehman College (11th).