BUFFALO – St. Bonaventure senior William Delaney finished his cross country career in the same way he has performed for much of the past four years – in record-setting fashion as he set a new program best Friday afternoon at Northeast Regionals.
The four-year member of the Bonnies running program ran the 10K layout hosted by the University at Buffalo in a time of 33:09.7, easily eclipsing the previous Bona record. Joe Ferencik had held the record for five years at 33:40.
Delaney's previous 10K best was 35:21 which had stood seventh on the individual Bonaventure times list prior to Friday.
With his effort in the season finale, Delaney now owns every St. Bonaventure men's cross country record. He's also top of the board in 5K (15:53 at last year's Little Three Championship) and 8K (25:36.6 at last month's Louisville Classic).
At the other end of the career spectrum, a Bonnies freshman was just behind the team's veteran: Freshman Darion Gregory also beat the previous school record with his effort of 33:15.8.
Junior Nathan Prisella will also stand with the program's 10K leaders after he crossed the finish line in 33:48.2, now fifth in school history.
Another Bona top-10 time goes to freshman Hayden Barry who posted what will now stand as the program's seventh-best individual time after he turned in a mark of 34:18.4.
221. William Delaney - 33:09.7
224. Darion Gregory – 33:15.8
236. Nathan Prisella – 33:48.2
245. Hayden Barry – 34:18.4
256. Ryan Chmiel – 35:22.4
259. Christian Riethmiller – 35:36.4
263. Jack Boltman – 36:45.0
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