By Christine Houghton
The men’s and women’s cross country teams hosted the Blue/Gold Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 31, with the men placing sixth out of seven and the women placing eighth out of 10.
Sophomore William Mayhew ran an impressive 4K by clocking in at 12:41.22 to win the race, and shortly behind him was senior Evan Bush with a time of 12:46.20.
Juniors Robert Abrams and Matt Cole, as well as sophomore Patrick Mulligan and freshman Tyler Balas, finished in the top seven.
Sophomore John Raisley and freshman Michael Bond both finished the race in the top 10.
For the women, senior Gaby DeVito finished the 3,200 meter race in second place with a time of 12:30.06. She was closely followed by sophomores Nicole Fenske and Emily Pendergast, who clocked in at 12:39.55 for third and 12:33.37 for fourth, respectively.
Sophomores Grace Cocanower, Jazzlyn Diaz and Hanna Batchelder, all rounded out the race’s top 10, along with junior Emily Forester and senior Hailey Bookwalter as well.
Both the men’s and women’s teams return to the track on Friday, Sept. 13, as they host the TCNJ Home Meet at Green Lane.