The Siena Cross Country team took part in the 21st Annual James Earley Invitational. The men ran in the 8K, while the women competed in the 6K.
"This meet is a great chance for some our younger athletes to keep getting experience on the course," said head coach John Kenworthy. "I thought that showed with our first finishers for men and women being freshman that ran personal bests today."
Freshman Ittai Rosales set a personal record as he was the first Saint to cross the finish line in 26:54.69. Adam Vaccaro came in through the finish line at 27:45.37 for Siena. Eric Brower and Michael Mahoney finished one after the other as they came through in respective times of 28:31.06 and 28:32.42. Michael Carroll finished in 29:17.23, while Freshman Matt Jacques set a personal record of 30:48.02.
"We rested our veteran group in order to focus on the UAlbany Invitational and upcoming Championships," Kenworthy noted. "Right now, everyone on the team is in the fine tuning stages and the process of having our entire squad at their best at the end of the season is different for everyone. THe goal was to take steps forwards on the course today."
The women only raced four today. Camryn Johnson led the way as she set a personal record of 23:21.67. She was followed by freshman Karli Murphy who also set a personal record of 25:50.32. Sydney Johnson followed in suit with a personal record of her own. She came through the finish line at 26:09.75. Kathryn Elnick was the final Saint to cross the finish line at 26:39.05.
The Saints gear up for the UAlbany Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 15.