Women's Cross Country Races to Fairfield Invitational Title

Oct. 4, 2003

Twin sisters Kim and Michelle Milton enjoyed their best performances of the season, leading four Siena runners who finished among the top-six in a tri-event victory over Sacred Heart and host Fairfield Saturday afternoon. Pat Gaffney led the Siena men with a second place individual finish in 27:40.

The Milton's completed the 5K course in 19:35 and 19:40 respectively. Kelsey Hanno checked in shortly after in 19:40 and Joan Paul wasn't far behind with a time of 19:52. Kate Luker rounded out Siena's top-five, completing the course in 20:16, good enough for 10th place.

Gaffney's second place finish on the men's side was his top spot of the season. Bryan Knipfing took fifth place in 28:10 nearly a minute in front of twin brother Andrew's 14th place finish. Bobby Oerzin and Brian Luthin completed the top-five Siena men's finish.

Women: 1. Siena (28), 2. Sacred Heart (29), 3. Fairfield (66)
Men: 1. Sacred Heart (27), 2. Fairfield (50), 3. Siena (53)

Top Siena Finishers:
Women: 3. Kim Milton (19:30.9), 4. Michelle Milton (19:35.0), 5. Kelsey Hanno (19:40.0), 6. Joan Paul (19:52.3)
Men: 2. Pat Gaffney (27:40.8), 5. Bryan Knipgfing (28:10.1), 14. Andrew Knipfing (29:08.5), 15. Bobby Oerzen (29:30.2), 17. Brian Luthin (30:02.1)