The Cavaliers men’s cross country team finished in seventh place and the women’s team finished in 10th place at the Colonial States Athletic Conference championship meets at Keystone College on Saturday, Oct. 29. The men’s team finished with 185 points while the women’s team finished with 266 points.
Gwynedd-Mercy College won the men’s meet, finishing with 15 points. Marywood University came in second with 51 points while Keystone College finished in third with 82 points.
For the women, Marywood won the tournament with 22 points and Gwynedd-Mercy came in a close second with 46 points.
Josh Sutterfield, sophomore exercise science and health promotion major, set the pace for Cabrini’s men’s team, finishing in 17th place with a time of 32 minutes and 52.5 seconds. Sutterfield was previously named the CabriniAthletics.com Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of Oct. 2-9.
Junior Jeff Young finished in 28th place, freshman Kristofer Knight finished in 43rd place, junior Brian Sugden finished in 47th place and junior Ji Jeon finished in 50th place to qualify for points for the Cavaliers. Junior Mike Palatano finished in 51st place and freshman Ernest Ahweza finished in 52nd place, but neither qualified for points.
Young finished with a time of 32:28.9, Knight finished with a time of 36:17.9, Sugden finished with a time of 37:50.6 and Jeon finished with a time of 38:48.5. Palantano finished right behind Jeon with a time of 38:49.5 and Ahweza finished with a time of 38:52.6.
Freshman Sarah Deskar set the pace for the women’s team, finishing in 41st place. Freshman Jessica Lanchang followed that up with a 45th place finish. Sophomore Victoria Werring finished in 58th place, junior Kate Freyvogel finished in 60th place and junior Lindsay Dittbrenner finished in 62nd place.
Deskar finished with a time of 26:44.0 and Lanchang finished close behind with a time of 27:21.8. Werring finished with a time of 29:54.0, Freyvogel finished with a time of 30:44.3 and Dittbrenner finished with a time of 35:06.2.
The men’s team was in search of their seventh overall CSAC title and their first title since 2007. The women’s team was looking for their fifth overall CSAC title and their first title since 1998.
While the CSAC Championship meets did not yield ideal results for the men’s and women’s teams, they still conclude decent and thrilling seasons. The men’s team had a schedule of six races, three of which they finished in fifth place or higher. They came in first place during the Cheyney University Invitational on Oct. 7 and finished in second place at the Cabrini College Invitational on Oct. 22.
The women’s team had a schedule of six races as well and finished in fourth place or better three times. They came in fourth place at the Dukes Invitational on Sept. 17 and came in second place at the Cheyney University Invitational on Oct. 7. The team also had a second place finish at the Cabrini College Invitational on Oct. 22.