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Young’s third-place finish leads Cavs cross country

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The Cabrini men’s and women’s cross country teams pose for a picture at their meet in the Highlander Invitational on Sept. 8. (Jenay Smith / Submitted Photo)

After running with Division II teams the previous weekend, the Cavaliers cross country teams were back on the same track at the Belmont Classic on Saturday, Sept. 29.

The race was held on the Belmont Plateau at Fairmount Park, the site of the teams’ last meet in the Philadelphia Metro Classic and was hosted by Cheyney University.

Leading the way for the Cavaliers was senior Jeff Young, who posted a time of 31:08 to place third among all men running. Senior Brian Sugden posted a time of 32:59 to finish 12th and sophomore Kris Knight finished 31st with a time of 34:48.

That was good enough for a fourth-place team finish for the men’s cross country team, which ties for their best team finish of the season. The men’s team also finished fourth at the Dukes Invitational on Sept. 15.

For the Cabrini women’s team, freshman Stephanie Martin led the way with a 19th place finish and a time of 24:48. Junior Jenay Smith posted a time of 27:27 in placing 33rd.

The women’s team did not place in team rankings.

Overall, Holy Family University took home both the men’s and women’s top prizes. Jennifer Boyle posted the top time in the women’s race for Holy Family at 20:56. Dave Richardson posted a time of 29:00 to win the men’s race.

Holy Family also had the second-place finishers in each race,

The cross country teams are back in action on Friday, Oct. 5, when they travel to Wilmington, De. to compete in the GBC Fall Classic. The meet is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.

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