Both cross country teams experienced firsts during the Ron Stonitsch Invitational hosted by Vassar on Saturday, Sept. 10.
The Hawks faced No. 1 Williams College and No. 9 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
The men’s team placed eighth out of 14 participating squads in their first 6K of the season. The Hawks totaled 197 points and averaged 20:33.45 on the course. Individually, fourth-year Galo Vasquez led the team with a 21st-place finish out of 238 runners, crossing the line in 19:58.7.
On the women’s side, the team averaged 20:00.45 in their first 5K of the season. First-year Sherri Metcalfe placed seventh of 197 runners, leading the way with a time of 19:15.8.
The Hawks will next participate in the Rowan Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 11:45 a.m.