Cross Country Hosts 2016 Invitational, Places 12th and 24th

Cross Country Hosts 2016 Invitational, Places 12th and 24th

DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The men's and women's cross country played host on Saturday, holding the 44th Annual UMass Dartmouth Cross Country Invitational for four races on Saturday morning and afternoon.

The Basics

Men's Team:  12th out of 33 teams (316 points)
Women's Team:
24th out of 37 teams (544 points) 

How it Happened

The men's side improved from last year's finish of 16th place, but the women dropped two places. Seniors Michael Vaz (Dartmouth, Mass.) and Sean Herlihy (Walpole, Mass.) set personal bests on the home course on the afternoon.  On the women's side, senior Reme DiGiovanni (Southborough, Mass.) bested her last year time by over half a minute. 

Out of the 242 runners in the men's race, all of the Corsairs runners were within four minutes of the winner of the race, Mitchell Byrne (Dublin, Ireland) of American International College with a time of 24:50.51. 

In the women's race where 275 runners competed, UMass Dartmouth's runners were within seven minutes of the race's leader, senior Pascalin Jerotich (Eldoret, Kenya), also of American International College. 

Winning the men's team competition was AIC, totaling 52 points on the varsity race while the first Division III team in the rankings was Connecticut College, placing second overall at 60 points. In the women's varsity meet, Brandeis took the crown, earning 99 points.

Results

Men

22nd – Michael Vaz    25:52.78

44th – Sean Herlihy    26:42.64

67th – Cory Jordan     27:32.54

86th – Dominic Roy    27:32.54

118th – Robert Hanlon    28:11.18

145th – Timothy Post    28:55.55 

Women

33rd  – Reme DiGiovanni          19:14.27

60thJessica O'Reilly              19:43.28

83rdVictoria Spitaels              20:07.63

192ndCaitlyn Demers             22:35.80

206th– Jennifer Miranda            22:55.68

246thHeather Shanks            25:02.94

249thMeaghan Shanks          25:17.71

 

Up Next

The Corsairs will participate at the Codfish Bowl at Franklin Park in Boston next Saturday, Sept. 24.