Siena Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams took the short trip over to crosstown rival UAlbany for the UAlbany Invitational. The men finished third, while the women took fourth at the meet.
Sophomore Evans Kibet led the way for the men in the 8K with his third place finish. Kibet would finish the race in 25:10.6. Junior William Randall and sophomore Stosh Davis came in in respective places of 14th and 16th with times of 26:03.2 and 26:12.3.
Seniors Travis Fairlee and Shaun VanBuskirk were one behind the other with times of 26:23.7 and 26:23.8, respectively. Sophomore Michael Rautter came through the chute with 26:28.9 on the ticking clock. Junior Andrew Canavan rounded out the men’s scoring with his 8K time of 26:42.5.
Junior Sarah Forman took second place overall with a time of 17:45.0 in the 5K, which is both a PR and now stands as a Siena record for fastest women’s 5K. Carolyn Pellegrini broke the 19-minute mark for the first time as she finished in 18:59.6. Freshman Monica Strain had her best 5K of the season with a 19:00.8 finish.
Senior Dominica Bleichert came through at 19:07.0, while junior Serena Rizzo set a personal best 19:15.1 5K time. The women’s scores were rounded out by freshmen Regina Rosati and Carissa Kahn. Rosati came in at 19:19.6, while Kahn crossed the finish line at 19:35.4.
The Saints will head to New Britain, Connecticut on Friday, October 20 for the CCSU Mini Meet as their last meet before the MAAC Championship. The CCSU Mini Meet begins at 3 p.m.