BRONX, NY | The College of Staten Island women’s cross-country unit did something that they hadn’t done in 11 years this morning, winning a meet outright on a chilly and rainy morning at Van Cortlandt Park.  CSI placed first among five competing schools this morning, their first meet win since October 14, 2007.  The CSI men placed fourth among seven competing schools in their portion of the race.

In the women’s 6K, CSI finalized with 43 points, nine better than second-place John Jay.  CSI was paced by Tristiana Adragna, who averages a 7:41 mile and finished at 28:39.3, good for fourth overall in the 43-woman race.

CSI placed two more women in the Top 10.  Rachel Edmunds was next in at 29:46.2, good for seventh overall, and just a beat behind was N’Zinga Duverney-Beavers who came in at 29:55.8 for eighth place.  Brittani Broderick finished her race at 31:04.9, just missing the Top 10 by finishing 11th.  Deavion Brown was next in line at 13th, coming in at31:28.0 and then in 17th was Veronica Lorenzo’s run of 32:46.0.  Victoria DeBernardo was last to cross for CSI with a positive run of 36:54.9.

The CSI men also looked sharp in what was their first 8K of the season.  CSI’s 97 points put them ahead of John Jay, Brooklyn and Concordia, and behind Champions Yeshiva (46), Lehman (51) and Baruch (62).

Spencer Milito, after a great run last week, took seventh place overall with a great run of 30:22.78.  Next in for CSI was the one-two punch of Jaron Thompson and Erik Sanchez, who came in at 34:26 and 34:30 respectively, good for 23rd and 24th overall.  Justin Fernandez was in next at 36:14.26 for 29th and Daniel Palmieri was the last scorer coming in right behind Fernandez at 36:29.68.

Trevin Robinson (38:19), Wilson Esguerra (41:34), Lesly DeCastro (42:12), and Canaan Rodriguez (45:37) also came for CSI.

CSI will be right back at Van Cortlandt Park next week, participating in the Queensborough Community College Invitational on Sunday, September 16.