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Cross Country Teams Compete at Gettysburg Invitational

Cross Country Teams Compete at Gettysburg Invitational

  Watch Harley Thompson recap the race.

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GETTYSBURG, Pa.- Both cross country teams finished in the top ten Saturday at the Gettysburg Invitational as several runners moved onto the list of top times in St. Bonaventure history.

The women's team finished 6 of 41 teams. Shippensburg won the race while host Gettysburg finished in second place.

For the second consecutive race freshman Kerry Caher led the way for the Bonnies as she finished in 23:16, good enough for 16th overall. Junior Kady Weisner was next for the Bonnies and 19th overall with a time of 23:24. Freshman Aubrie Russell came in third for the Brown and White with a time of 23:51. Sophomore Hannah Robinson was next for the Bonnies while finishing in 24:04. Caher, Weisner, Russell and Robinson's times are now the top four 6k times in St. Bonaventure history.

Sophomore Elizabeth Dickinson rounded out the scoring for St. Bonaventure with a time of 25:02, good enough to move into sixth all time in school history. Freshman Rachel Dorogi joined Dickinson on the list with a time of 26:13, tenth best time in school history. Sophomore Taylor Greene was the next finisher with a time of 26:52. Freshman Maggie Schunk pulled up the rear for the Brown and White while finishing in 29:46.

The men's team came in 10 of 39 teams. Lock Haven was the overall winner of the men's race. Sophomore Harley Thompson led the Bonnies for the second consecutive race as he finished in 26:59. The time was fourth best for an 8k in St. Bonaventure history. Freshmen Joe Ferencik(27:09) and Kevin Sidoran(27:34) also moved into the top ten list. Sophomore Nick Masiello finished third for the Bonnies with a time of 27:13.

Freshman Caleb Lecker was next for the Bonnies while finishing at 27:52. Sophomore Steven Kibbe and Freshman Nick Konotopskyj came in sixth and seventh for St. Bonaventure with times of 28:10 and 28:22 respectively. Sophomore Dan Myers (28:40) and junior Chris Spiker both set personal records while finishing eighth and ninth for the Bonnies. Sophomores Matt Trifoso, Dan Egan and Nick Taylor rounded out the field for the Bonnies with times of 29;01, 29:46 and 29:56 respectively.

Eight of the eleven runners on the men's team set personal records while seven of the eight runners on the women's team did the same.

Next up for the Bonnies is the Atlantic 10 Championships in Philadelphia Oct. 27.