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Delaney Leads Bonnies in Season Finale

William Delaney set a new program 10K record at Northeast Regionals (Photo: Ryan Signorino)
William Delaney set a new program 10K record at Northeast Regionals (Photo: Ryan Signorino)

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 - leading the Bonnies 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, running the fastest time in a 10K by any Bonnies runner since 1982. 

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 is in the top-six for every St. Bonaventure men's cross country event. 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.

Also competing for the Brown and White were Ryan Chmiel (35:22.4), Christian Riethmiller (35:36.4) and Jack Boltman (36:45).

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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