Cross Country Impresses at Purchase Invitational

Cross Country Impresses at Purchase Invitational

Written by Andrew Capitelli (SJC-LI Sports Information)

Bronx, NY| The St. Joseph's College women's and men's cross country teams turned in impressive second and third-place performances, respectively, at the Purchase College Invitational at Van Cortland Park in the Bronx on Saturday afternoon.

Senior Erin MacDonell earned her second first-place finish in as many attempts this season with a 23:48.79 6k time in the women's event that featured 14 teams.

Freshman Meagan Haviland finished seventh (25:27.23) and junior Abigail Lehr took 15th (26:28.10). Senior Amanda Sprague (26:39.32) and junior Taylor Darby (27:59.95) rounded out the women's scoring contingent with 16th and 28th-place finishes.

In the men's 8k run--which featured teams from 15 schools--junior Ryan Haun posted a time of 28:16.79 which was good enough for fourth place. Senior James Dachille finished one spot behind in fifth place (28:36.36), and sophomore Nick DeLuca took 13th (29:41.11).

Freshman Thomas Newham finished 36th (32:10.5) and junior Daniel Antonawich 74th (35:26.27).

The Golden Eagles return to action on Saturday, September 23 when they head up to Annandale, NY to participate in the annual Bard Invitational. Full meet recap available here at following the runs.