Logan, NJ |  The College of Staten Island men’s and women’s cross-country teams took a step forward in their program this morning and afternoon, participating in the NCAA Regional Championships at DREAM Park in Logan, a meet that featured over 600 competitive racers in a women’s 6K and men’s 8K.  Both the CSI men and women came in 43rd overall in the field.

The CSI women were the first to race, and brought five runners to the competition.  For the second time this season, it was freshman Brittani Broderick that took the spotlight for the Dolphins, posting a race time of 28:02.9 to finish first among the CSI finishers.  Tristiana Adragna was next up, putting in a time of 29:06.7 to finish 250th, 10 spots behind Broderick.

Rachel Edmonds was the next Dolphins runner to finish, posting a time of 30:32.0 for a 278th place run.  Deavion Brown posted a time of 31:09.8 for 285th.  Right behind Brown was Veronica Lorenzo, who came in just two spots later with a race time of 31:31.7.

The Dolphins’ 43rd place finish put them in front of CCNY overall.  The race was won by SUNY-Geneseo with 28 points while RPI put up a second-place score of 89, followed by third-place St. Lawrence with 128 points.

Next up was the men’s 8K race, and CSI put up an identical 43rd place finish in their turn.  Senior Liam McMunn was the first Dolphin to finish, putting up a time of 31:44.5 good for 239th overall.  Two places behind McMunn was freshman Spencer Milito, who put up a time of 31:46.7 for 241st.

Erik Sanchez’ time of 35:18.5 was good enough take 281th, and two spaces behind him was Jaron Thompson who came in at 35:27.3.  The final Dolphin to score was Ahmed Khodir who put up a time of 35:45.3, good for 287th in the field.

The men’s race was won by RPI with a score of 26.  SUNY-Geneseo was second with 59, while RIT posted the bronze with 122.