The Cabrini cross country team competed against other conference schools in their last race of the season, the CSAC Championship, on Saturday, Oct. 27. They finished well with a few runners that made it in the standing.
In total, there were 86 runners in total on the 8k men’s race and 77 on the 5k women’s race.
Senior Brian Sugden led the men’s team with a 36th place finish and a time of 32:11.8. Sophomore Kris Knight finished 58th overall with a time of 35:14.5. Freshman Cassius James III placed 59th in the race with a time of 35:19.3.
“We practiced a lot during the season for this event and we gave a good effort,” James said. “The beginning of the race messed up my ankle but my adrenaline during the race kept me going and I didn’t feel it as much.”
Ernest Ahweza was placed in 62th place for the standings. Two behind Ahweza was Peter Lyden, who placed 64th in the race.
On the women’s team, freshman Stephanie Martin led the way with a 51st-place with a time of 25:49.5. Six spots behind Martin with a time of 26:51.8 was sophomore Jessica Lanchang in 57th place. Junior Jenay Smith finished 60th with a time of 27:14.8. Sophomore Joanne Shrank placed 66th. Junior Victoria Werring placed right behind in 67th. Senior Kate Freyvogel placed 70th.
In the team competition, the men’s team placed seventh of 10 teams. The women’s team placed 11th of 11 teams. Gwynedd-Mercy College won the men’s CSAC title while Marywood University, who hosted the event, won the women’s crown.
Next year, the Cavaliers will lose some good leaders on both the men’s and women’s teams. But the younger students will be looking to grow and become better.