Wash. U. faces strong competition
Roundup: SUNY Geneseo wins its own invitational on Saturday
Louisville, Ky. – Washington University in St. Louis men’s and women’s cross country teams both turned in strong performances at the 10th Annual Greater Louisville Classic on Saturday morning at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Ky.
The Bears’ men’s team raced against primarily Division I opponents and finished 14th in a field of 29 teams in the men’s top 8K race.
Washington U. scored 399 points with Purdue University winning the team title with a score of 113 points.
Senior Michael Burnstein paced the men’s squad by finishing 32nd overall. The men’s 8K field consisted of 240 student-athletes and Burnstein ran the course in 24:44.13.
Junior David Hamm finished 57th with a time of 25:00.41, freshman Ryan Senci came in 98th in 25:31.07, freshman Garrett Patrick grabbed 102nd place, coming in just 2.59 seconds behind Senci and sophomore Elliott Petterson rounded out the Washington University top-five with a 121st-place finish and a time of 25:45.79.
No. 5 SUNY Geneseo at Geneso Invitational
Geneseo won the team championship at the 31st Annual SUNY Geneseo Cross Country Invitational Saturday at Letchworth State Park by scoring 23 points.
The College at Brockport scored 68 points and Hamilton finished with 93. Senior Lee Berube joined Geneseo's Matt Annabel '97 as three-time individual winners by covering the eight kilometers in 25:59. Senior Mark Streb was third for the Blue Knights in 26:23, senior Eddie Novara was sixth in 26:42, senior A.J. Corcoran placed seventh in 26:52 and senior Chris Carter completed the scoring five with a 12th place time of 27:04.
First years Billy Gabriel and Cole DeClerk joined the top seven in 13th (27:05) and 14th (27:06), respectively. Geneseo alumni Tim Chichester was second in 26:00, Hamilton's James Grebey was fourth in 36:33 and Houghton's Stephen Hine ran fifth in 26:39. Geneseo travels to St. Lawrence on Saturday.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.