XC runs in Open

By Ann Brunn
Staff Writer

The men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the Osprey Open at Stockton University on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Bailey runs to 15th place (Photo courtesy of the Sports Information Desk).

The women’s team placed seventh out of 21 teams in the 6-kilometer event. Junior Marykate Bailey led the charge for the Lions, coming in 15th place overall with a time of 25:13:34.

Seniors Hailey Bookwalter and Ryann Reagan finished in 30th and 33rd, respectively, with times of 23:51:79 and 26:00:41. 

Freshman Jenna Priore came in 42nd with a time of 26:20:31, while sophomore Brittany Schofield rounded out the placements for the Lions with a 46th place finish.

The men finished 6th out of 21 teams in their race. Freshmen Mark Koerner and Steven Mendez placed 18th and 19th crossing the finish line at 27:12:12 and 27:15:42, respectively.

Senior Richard Gruters finished in 28th place with a time of 27:29:45, while sophomore Gabriel Calandri and freshman Tyler Balas rounded out the standings for the Lions by respectively finishing in 45th and 48th place.

Both teams will head to SUNY Geneseo on Saturday, Sept. 28 to compete in the Mike Woods Invitational.

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