Women Place Second; Men Finish Fifth at LIU Post Invitational

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Brookville, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State women's and men's cross country teams competed at the LIU Post Invitational in Brookville, N.Y. on Saturday. The women earned a runner-up finish out of seven teams, only falling to Division II LIU Post, while the men placed fifth of 10.

FSC junior Nicole Franz (Huntington, N.Y.) led the Rams with a seventh place finish (out of 63 competitors) in 20:11.41, while freshman teammate Erin Lettieri (West Islip, N.Y.) completed the race 22 seconds after Franz in 20:33.10 to take eighth. Freshman Giselle Barrios (Central Islip, N.Y.) recorded an 11th place finish in 20:57.19 for runner-up Farmingdale State.

The men were led by freshman James O'Brien (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) who placed eighth of 86 in 27:14.33. Sophomore Michael Gordon (Valley Stream, N.Y.) (28:40.77) and senior Belony Borange (Valley Stream, N.Y.) (28:59.77) finished 18th and 23rd, respectively.

The cross country teams next will compete at the Highlander Challenge at Branch Brook Park in Newark, N.J. on Saturday, October 8th.


For complete meet results, click HERE.