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Bonnies head to Atlantic 10 Championships

Bonnies head to Atlantic 10 Championships

PHILADELPHIA- The men and women's cross country teams will be traveling to the Belmont Plateau this weekend to participate in Atlantic 10 Championships on Saturday.

The women's 5k race will go off at 10 am. The men's race will follow at 10:45.

Both teams will be looking for their first finish outside of last place since 1993.

In 2011the Bona men finished 14 with a score of 434. La Salle won the race with 39 points.

The 2011 winner of the men's race, senior Alfredo Santana of La Salle, will be returning this year to defend his title. The Bonnies will have their top five runners from last year running Saturday. Sophomore Nick Masiello, who finished first for the Bonnies in the team's first two races, will be running after struggling with a shin injury the last few weeks. Since the team can only use 10 runners, sophomores Nick Taylor and Dan Egan won't be participating.

The men's team will be led by sophomore Harley Thompson who has finished first for the Bonnies in each of the last two races. Thompson will be joined by classmates Steven Kibbe, Dan Myers, Matt Trifoso and junior Chris Spiker. Freshmen Joe Ferencik, Nick Konotopskyj, Caleb Lecker and Kevin Sidoran will also be participating in the meet.

The women are also coming off a last-place finish in 2011. La Salle was also the winner of the women's race and Richmond sophomore Jill Prentice was the first overall finisher.

The women's team will return only three of their finishers from last year's race as sophomores Hannah Robinson, Taylor Greene and Elizabeth Dickinson are expected to run. The team will have five new runners this year led by freshman Kerry Caher and junior transfer Kady Weisner. Freshmen Aubrie Russell, Rachel Dorogi and Maggie Schunk will also be running in their first A-10 Championship.

Sophomores Emily Steves and Morgan Mayo will be held out of the race with injuries.

The teams are coming off top-10 performances at the Gettysburg Invitational. The men's team finished 10 of 39 teams.

Despite this being both team's conference Championship race, the men and women will have one more race at the Northeast Regionals Nov. 9.