Cross Country Competes at NCAA Northeast Regional

Kelly Pasko and the women's team had their best race of the fall

Nov. 15, 2013


Siena Cross Country competed in the NCAA Northeast Regional at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx Friday. The men's team finished tied for 31st with Hartford and the women were 34th in the 37-team field.

"Our men's team wasn't at full strength today but we made the best of our plan," said head coach John Kenworthy. "We had a good pack and ran well together early. Unfortunately overall though it was not the day we were looking for."

Senior captain Ryan Egan led the Saints on the men's 10K course with a time of 33:30.6, a 5:23 pace. Sophomore Sal Wright (33:43.9) and freshman Nick Cornine (33:47.2) finished close behind.

"The women ran fantastic; it was their best race of the year by far," added Kenworthy. "Kelly was a huge surprise. Our goal was 23:40 and she shattered that mark. Shannon was awesome as well and it shows that our women's team have done a lot of growing and have a bright future."

On the women's side, sophomore Christie MacFarlane and freshman Kelly Pasko ran the second and third fastest 6K times in program history. MacFarlane ran in a time of 22:57.9, while Pasko finished just behind (23:00.7). Freshman Shannon Bauer also ran strong with a time of 24:14.8.

The Saints conclude their 2013 season Nov. 23 with the ECAC/IC4A Championships back at Van Cortlandt Park.