Cross Country
Siena Women Run 6th in Central Connecticut Meet, Men Finish Seventh
Pat Gaffney
 
Pat Gaffney
 

Sept. 20, 2003

Results

The Siena women's cross country team again had a competitive showing in a competitive regional showdown contested Saturday afternoon at Central Connecticut. The Saints finished in sixth place in the nine-team 2003 CCSU Ted Owens Invitational. The men also ran well, landing in seventh place in the eight-team field.

Kelsey Hanno paced the Siena women for the second straight week, finishing as one of four Siena women to complete the course in under 20 minutes. Hanno's time of 19:48 was just six seconds faster than teammate Michelle Milton who ran three seconds faster than her twin sister Kim and senior Joan Paul. Kate Luker rounded out Siena's top-five finishers in 20:14.

Pat Gaffney turned in another strong performance for the Siena men, finishing in 15th place among all finishers in 28:10. The nearest Siena finisher was nearly two minutes behind Gaffney's scorching finish.

The Saints return to the Constitution State on Friday to compete in the Quinnipiac Invitational.

Results

Women: 1. UNH (36), 2. UConn (41), 3. Vermont (94), 4. Maine (101), 5. Colgate (133), 6. Siena (162), 7. UMass (167), 8. CCSU (201), 9. NewH (274)
Men: 1. UConn (19), 2. Maine (68), 3. UMass (97), 4. NewH (115), 5. URI (142), 6. CCSU (157), 7. Siena (172), Vermont (180)
Top Siena Finishers (Women) 28 Kelsey Hanno (19:48), 30 Michelle Milton (19:56), 32 Kim Milton (19:59), 33 Joan Paul (19:59), 39 Kate Luker (20:14)
Top Siena Finishers (Men) 15 Pat Gaffney (28:10), 34 Bryan Knipfing (29:55), 39 Bobby Oerzen (30:45), 41 Andrew Knipfing (30:57), 43 Brian Luthin (31:20)

 

 

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