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Freshman Quartet Leads Bonnies Men's Cross Country in Atlantic 10 Championship

Freshman Quartet Leads Bonnies Men's Cross Country in Atlantic 10 Championship

FAIRFAX, Va. – Freshman Mason Kimbell led a quartet of first-year runners who showed the way for the St. Bonaventure men's cross country team Saturday morning in the Atlantic 10 Championship held at Oatlands Plantation. St. Bonaventure finished 14th in the team standings.

Kimbell continued to nearly mirror his 8K times from previously in the season, finishing Saturday in a time of 27:35.6, just six seconds off what he ran two weeks ago at the Gettysburg Invitational and five seconds quicker than his mark at the National Catholic Invitational last month.

The Berwick, Pa. native finished 93rd in the field of 117 runners, the highest finish in the Atlantic 10 Championship for an SBU men's runner since Harley Thompson finished 90th in 2014.

Freshmen took the first four spots on the team for the Bonnies as Nathan Prisella (28:21.3), Jack Boltman (28:25.8) and Ryan Chmiel (29:40.3) all followed Kimbell.

Boltman ran his PR time on Saturday, eclipsing the 28:35.4 he ran at the National Catholic Invitational and a 28:36.9 he turned in two weeks ago.

Sophomore Donavan Lowe wrapped up the scoring for the Bonnies with his time of 30:00.7.

Finishing as displacers were senior captain Levi Malone (30:06.7) and freshman Daniel Janak (30:43.9).

The Bonnies will complete their season on Friday, Nov. 10 by competing in the Northeast Regionals in Buffalo.

93. Mason Kimbell – 27:35.6
105. Nathan Prisella – 28:21.3
107. Jack Boltman – 28:25.8
111. Ryan Chmiel – 29:40.3
112. Donavan Lowe – 30:00.7
113. Levi Malone – 30:06.7
114. Daniel Janak – 30:43.9
115. Mark Vaccaro – 30:59.3
116. Luke Gobel – 31:13.1
117. Matthew Bacher – 31:28.1

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