Cross Country Makes Program History

The women’s cross country team placed first out of 17 teams during the Bill Fritz Invitational hosted by Rowan University on Sept. 17.

Hawks first-year Sherri Metcalfe finished with the top time of  22:59.97 in the six-kilometer course. Also finishing in the top 10 was first-year Emily Cavanagh, who placed third (23:11.48), fourth-year Rebecca Verrone who came in fourth (23:20.40) and first-year Amanda Engrassia recorded a ninth-place finish (23:39.15).

The Hawks’ first-place finish was their second of the season. This marks the first time in program history this feat was accomplished. During their first meet of the season, the Hawks recorded a first-place finish out of three teams against Vassar College on Sept. 1.

The men’s team finished sixth out of 17 teams.

Fourth-year Galo Vasquez was the top finisher on the men’s side, placing 12th with a time of 25:57.98.

The Hawks will next race in the Saratoga Invitational on Oct. 1 at 11 a.m.

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