CROSS-COUNTRY GETS OFF TO SOLID START AT RAMAPO INVITE

Flemington, NJ | Although official team results have not been posted as of press time, the results are in for the Ramapo College Invitational, and the College of Staten Island represented well in both the men’s and women’s race.  Both parties ran a 5K race this evening at Deer Path Park and a total of 20 CSI racers came across the line.

Unofficially, by CSI’s count only, the Dolphins came in 7th of 11 total teams on the women’s side and 7th out of 10 total teams on the men’s side.  Ramapo College is deemed to have won the men’s race and Kutztown University took the women’s side.

In the women’s race, a total of 94 entrants were on hand, and CSi was right in the mix.  The first to cross for CSI was newcomer Brittani Broderick, who crossed at 24:12, good for 58th overall in the field.  Not too far behind were both Rachel Edmunds at 24:26 and Tristiana Adragna at 24:32, good for 62nd and 63rd overall.

N’Zinga Duverney-Beavers was next to come in for CSI with a debut time of 26:15, placing her in 70th.   Rounding out the coring side for CSI was Deavion Brown, another first year standout who crossed at 28:26, coming in at 76th.  

Ariel Ng (28:47, 78th), Victoria DeBernardo (31:42, 83rd), and Jolisa Wright (33:22, 85th) rounded out the women’s running troop.

On the men’s side, the Dolphins were also represented well.  A total of 98 runners were on hand for their installment of the 5K.  Once again, it was a first-year face that came in the top spot, as Spencer Milito did the honors for CSI, coming in at 17:59, good for 43rd overall in the race.  The race time was the 9th-fastest in CSI history in the 5K.

From there, senior Liam McMunn was next in line, sporting a time of 18:29, good for 56th overall.  Jaron Thompson and Erik Sanchez came in 70th and 71st respectively from there with race times of 20:16 and 20:25.  The final scorer for CSI was Ahmed Khodir whose time of 21:41 merited 76th.

Adding support for the men’s side were Justin Fernandez (21:44, 78th), Daniel Palmieri (23:12, 82nd), Wilson Esguerra (23:49, 83rd), Trevin Robinson (23:52, 85th), Adebayo Animashaun (25:41, 87th), Canaan Rodriguez (27:45, 88th), and Molique Lawson (30:11, 91st).

CSI will now have nine days off until their next meet, when they travel to familiar Van Cortlandt Park to race in the Baruch College Invitational on Sunday, September 9, at 10am.

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