XC shines at home

By Ann Brunn
Staff Writer

DeVito sprints to second place (Photo courtesy of the Sports Information Desk).

The men’s and women’s cross country teams dominated the TCNJ Home Meet at the Green Lane Fields on Friday, Sept. 13.

The men’s team posted 14 of the 15 top times in the race against competitors from Stockton University, Ocean County College and Union County College.

Sophomore Jack Ennis sealed a victory for the Lions in the 6k-race with a finishing time of 19:01:01.

Senior Evan Bush, junior Robert Abrams and sophomores Patrick Mulligan and William Mayhew rounded out the top five finishers, and all finished within two seconds of Ennis.

Finishing out the top 10, from seventh to 10th place were sophomore John Raisley, senior Mike Zurzolo, junior Matthew Kole and freshman Michael Bond with times ranging from 19:15:08 to 19:18:28.

The women’s team also found success Friday night, placing in nine of the top 11 spots in the race against competitors from Stockton.

Senior Gabriella DeVito finished second in the 4k-race, posting a time of 15:44:51.  

Sophomore Jazzlyn Diaz finished in third place with a time of 15:51:05, followed by sophomores Emily Prendergast and Kelsey Kobus, who rounded out the top five. 

All placing in the top 10 were junior Emily Forester and sophomores Nicole Fenske, Hanna Batchelder and Grace Cocanower.

Both teams will head to Stockton on Saturday, Sept. 21, to compete in the Osprey Open.

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