Ryan Egan had his best race of the fall
Oct. 19, 2013
Senior captain Ryan Egan had his best finish of the fall, running 10th overall in leading Siena Men's Cross Country to third place at the 47th Annual UAlbany Invitational. Christie MacFarlane again paced the women's squad finishing 11th overall as the Saints ran sixth.
"I'm really pleased with the men's performance, specifically how they've shown they can run together and use the pack as their strength," said head coach John Kenworthy. "Today might have been the best race from 1-7 we've had in a long, long time."
The men finished just behind Vermont and well clear of MAAC foe Manhattan on the 8K course. The Saints placed four runners in the top-20, led by Egan who completed the course in 26:03.2. Nick Miller (11th - 26:11.4), Nick Grudev (15th - 25:20.0) and Tom Higgins (18th- 26:28.4) all added solid times.
"It's great to see Ryan back in the front of the pack," added Kenworthy. "It shows a lot about his character and leadership to come back from an injury this summer to leading the team right when we're headed into the championship season."
MacFarlane completed the women's 5K in 19:14.9. Freshman Kelly Pasko was second amongst Siena runners finishing 30th overall with a time of 20:42.8.
"The women competed extremely well today," Kenworthy noted. "Christie and many of the women have put together a string of solid races and along with how training has been going I think they are ready to have some breakout races at MAACs in two weeks."
Next up for the Saints is the MAAC Championship on Friday, Nov. 1 at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.