October 4, 2008

Men Take 2nd, Women Take 5th at Blue Knight Invitational

Men Take Second, Women Take Fifth at Blue Knight Invitational

Mount Saint Mary College - Blue Knight Invitational

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

Chadwich Lake Park - Newburgh, N.Y.

Sunny, 65 degrees


Newburgh, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State men's and women's cross country team ran at the Blue Knight Invitational this morning, held at Chadwick Lake Park in Newburgh, N.Y.

Rams sophomore Kristyn Ruggiero (Commack, N.Y./Commack) placed 8th individually with a time of 22:13 for the 5K course to lead the women's team to a 5th place finish out of 7 teams.

For the men, freshman Sean Daly (Lindenhurst, N.Y./Lindenhurst) placed 5th in a time of 28:48 for the 8K course to lead the men's team to a 2nd place finish out of 8 teams. The top 5 Farmingdale State men were all freshmen. The men's team also finished ahead of Division II Molloy College.

The team will run next at the Highlander Invitational on Sunday, October 12th at Branch Brook Park in Newark, N.J.

 

Individual Scores

Women's Top 5

Kristyn Ruggiero - 22:13 - 8th

Sara Pope - 22:40 - 15th

Teresa Cox - 24:59 - 26th

Jenna DeCordova - 25:40 - 28th (New personal best)

Nicole Zarek - 28:29 - 35th (New personal best)      

Men's Top 5

Sean Daly - 28:48 - 5th

Russell Darress - 29:26 - 10th

Sean Tiernan - 30:30 - 13th

Adam Sadler - 30:35 - 14th

Ben Vassallo - 32:13 - 25th  

 

Team Scores

Women

1. Bard - 49

2. Molloy - 67

3. C.I.A. - 85

4. Mount Saint Mary - 87

5. Farmingdale State - 108

Men

1. Bard - 31

2. Farmingdale State - 67

3. Molloy - 68

4. Hunter - 84

 

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