Rams Place Second at NJIT Highlander Invitational

Rams Place Second at NJIT Highlander Invitational

NJIT Highlander Invitational

Sunday, October 11, 2009 - Sunny, 60 Degrees

Branch Brook Park - Newark, N.J.

Men - 8k, Women - 5K


Newark, N.J. - Taking advantage of the fast course and excellent racing conditions, the men's and women's teams each set five personal bests in the race.

The men's team was once again led by the trio of Sean Tiernan (4th - 27:00.71) Sean Daly (5th - 27:07.19) and Tim Flynn (10th - 27:52.71). The Rams finished in second place out of the 14 competing teams. 

Running without three injured athletes, the five women each set personal bests to place 8th out of 10 teams. Freshman Melissa Bonilla led the team again with a 10th place finish in an outstanding 21:00.99.

The teams next meet will be the St. Joseph's College Invitational on October 24th.

Individual Results -

Men -
Sean Tiernan - 4th - 27:00.71 (Personal Best)
Sean Daly - 5th - 27:07.19 (Personal Best)
Tim Flynn - 10th - 27:52.71 (Personal Best)
Eddie Lopez - 30th - 29:22.60 (Personal Best)
Russell Darress - 35th - 29:44.75
Adam Sadler - 36th - 29:45.74
Ben Vassallo - 46th - 30:39.05 (Personal Best)

Women -
Melissa Bonilla - 10th - 21:00.99 (Personal Best)
Marjorie Diemicke - 32nd - 23:15.54 (Personal Best)
Katherine Monti - 36th - 23:41.14 (Personal Best)
Estella Sanchez - 48th - 25:26.27 (Personal Best)
Nicole Zarek - 54th - 26:50.09 (Personal Best)

Team Scores -

Men -
1. Stevens (61)
2. Farmingdale State (84)
3. Dowling - Div II (109)
4. Suffolk CC (146)
5. Maritime (149)
6. Hunter (150)
7. Bridgeport - Div II (180)
8. Baruch (182)
9. St. Thomas Acquinas - Div II (183)
10. Bergen CC (269)
11. NJCU (277)
12. C.I.A. (328)
13. Monroe CC (372)
14. Concordia (406)

Women -
1. Stevens (39)
2. Hunter (99)
3. Suffolk (111)
4. Baruch (125)
5. Dowling (129)
6. St. Thomas Acquinas (145)
7. Maritime (176)
8. Farmingdale State (180)
9. Concordia (185)
10. NJCU (192)

 

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