Cross-country speeds through Geneseo invitational
This past weekend, the cross-country team traveled to compete in the annual Geneseo Invitational at Letchworth State Park. The weather in the morning led to questionable conditions, however that didn’t put a stop to the Le Moyne runners. The women’s team placed third overall, with the men placing sixth.
On the women’s side, junior Emma D’Ambro led the team with a 13th place finish, earning a time of 23:58.2 in the 6k course. Not far behind D’Ambro, with 14 seconds to spare was senior Gina Micaroni, earning a time of 24:12.8, placing 17th overall. These top finishes were especially impressive, as there were 123 competitors overall in the race. D’Ambro and Micaroni have been solid top finishers throughout the fall season, continuing to lead the Dolphins to top place finishes. Freshman Taylor Lewis was the next ‘Phin to finish the race, having a final time of 24:56.0. The final finishers of the team were Erin Hudson and Laura Hough who placed 36th and 42nd respectively.
The men’s team was led by junior Nicholas Cutter, who ran the 8k race in 27:37.8, placing him 34th amongst the 160 men competing overall. The next finisher was fellow junior Evan Oustrich, who placed 48th overall with a time of 28:07.7. Rounding out the top 60 finishes for the ‘Phins was sophomore Michael Marrero, who recorded a time of 28:17.9. The next finishers for the team were sophomore Christian Cobb, who placed 79th with a time of 29:03.7 and junior Patrick Micaroni who finished 91st with a time of 29:44.0.
The team has garnered great success so far this year under the leadership of first year coach Scott Love. Gina Micaroni, D’Ambro, Cutter and Oustrich have been consistent top finishers for Le Moyne this season, leading the team to garner top place finishes at the last few meets this year. The team will race again this Saturday at the James Earley Invitational hosted by Westfield State (at noon).