WOMEN SCORE 6TH AT PURCHASE INVITATIONAL; MCMUNN MEDALS ON MEN’S SIDE

WOMEN’S RESULTSMEN’S RESULTS – The College of Staten Island men’s and women’s cross-country sides were back on the terrain today, this time in Purchase, NY, to take part in the Purchase College Invitational.  The women placed sixth among 10 teams in the 5K event.  The men did not place in the event due to an incomplete team, but junior Liam McMunn was able to medal in the 8K event.

It was a solid race for the Staten Island women’s side from start to finish in what was the first 5k race of the season for the women’s team.  In her first collegiate match, freshman Tristiana Adragna was able to shine, posting a time of 24:41.2, good for 23rd in the field among 85 participants.  She was followed a few moments later by fellow frosh Veronica Lorenzo at 25:04, finishing in 29th place.  Lorenzo was CSI’s top finisher a week ago.

Senior Rebecca Vidal was next to cross for the Dolphins, posting a time of 26:10.0 for 38th place.  Victoria DeBernardo, also in her first race of the year came in a few beats later at 26:52.0, good for 44th.  CSI’s final scorer was freshman Kwan Ho, who checked in at 33:35.0.  

Clara Hernandez and Moet Askew also crossed for CSI to round out the performance, an advance from CSI’s 11th place finish of a week ago.

On the men’s side, the focus was once again on individual achievement and less on team faring, as CSI only crossed four of the necessary five runners on this day.  That did not stop Liam McMunn from another outstanding performance, as he would top the 8k event for CSI with a time of 30:11.9, good for sixth overall among the 72 runners.

Andrew Scharf was next for CSI at 28th place with a time of 34:03.2.  Kenneth Morella powered to a 31st place finish with a race time of 34:40.9 and last was Erik Sanchez with a solid race time of 36:39.2, good for 35th.

Farmingdale State won the women’s race with 45 points, while Mount Saint Mary took second with 63.  Dominican College finished third with 70.  The CSI women finished with 176 points, ahead of the only other CUNYAC school at the meet (Lehman, 199).  On the men’s side, Mount Saint Mary won the meet at 38 points and Purchase was next at 77 points and Farmingdale State took third at 100 points.

Next week, the squads will be participating in the Bard College Invitational on Saturday morning.

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