MEET RESULTS – Amidst a steady rain that chilled the morning, the College of Staten Island cross-country program held its annual CSI Invitational at Clove Lakes Park today, won by Yeshiva University in both the women’s and men’s divisions.  The Dolphins men posted a 3rd place finish in their half of the race while the women did not place due to insufficient numbers.  Normally a 5k race, this year the women’s race was moved to a 6k, while the men raced an 8k.

Luke Jackson was the star for the Dolphins in this one, as he would win the meet outright with an 8k time of 28:47.5, CSI’s second-fastest 8k time this season and good enough to win the race by 13 seconds over Yeshiva’s Avraham Raichman who came in at 29:01.0.  Liam McMunn posted a 6th place finish with a time of 29:34.2, CSI’s 4th-fastest 8k time this season, and then the CSI duo of Kenneth Morella and Khaled Halwani came in 13th and 14th, respectively, with race times of 31:35.3, and 31:46.8.  CSI’s final scorer was Erik Sanchez with a time of 33:35.5, good for 25th overall among the 64 total racers.  Justin Fernandez finished 34th with a time of 37:36.0.

CSI’s 59 points were good enough for 3rd place overall in the 9-team meet and was behind CCNY’s 50 points and Yeshiva’s 45.

The Dolphins were unable to score as a team today because they only had four racers compete on this holiday weekend.  Among them was Tristiana Adragna, and the freshman wowed again with a race time of 28:13.9, good enough for 9th overall in the field of 66 total runners.  It was CSI’s best 6k race time of the season and a personal best for Adragna.  Veronica Lorenzo also had a nice showing with a 19th place finish with a time of 29:44.2, her best race time of the season.  Senior Rebecca Vidal was next up at 30:22.5, also her best race time of the season and good enough for a 22nd place faring.  Kwan Ho shaved almost a minute off of her best personal time by scoring a time of 36.07.7.

The race times for both the men and the women were incredibly encouraging given the very wet and sloppy track on hand this morning.

CSI will next take part in the St. John’s University Fall Festival at Cunningham Park on Sunday, October 16.