Dolphin’s Cross Country Take Home Titles at Bruce Bridgeman Invite

Canandaigua, N.Y- The Le Moyne Dolphins Men’s and Women’s Cross-Country teams won the Bruce Bridgeman Invitational on Saturday September 9. For the women, freshman Eva Keohane took the top finish for the ‘Phins as she navigated the 5K course in 20:12.54 for her first collegiate win. Following Keohane’s lead was senior Jeanette Cudney in second place with a time of 20:21.87 minutes. Freshman Haleigh Pascual placed third, crossing the finish line in a time of 20:35.15 in her second collegiate race. Sophomore Siara Clos was two places back in fifth with a time of 21:05.36 and her classmate Jordan Sloan who made her 2017 fall season debut on the day finished the scoring for the Dolphins, placing seventh with a time of 21:32.39. The Dolphin women claimed the meet victory scoring 18 points, defeating Alfred State (55 points), and Herkimer Community College (62 points).

On the men’s side, the Dolphins pushed their opposition- storming the course to claim the top four spots on the board, while completing their scoring within the top eight finishers. Sophomore distance runner Nick Taylor finished as the top over runner on the day, sporting a time of 28:02.27 minutes over the Eight Kilometer Course. Senior captain Sean Beney went stride for stride with Taylor, finishing five seconds back, timing 28:07.71 for a second place finish. Sophomore Chris Davitt followed Beney with a third place finish, crossing the tape with a time of 28:35.01 and junior teammate Griffin Klein followed in hot pursuit of Davitt for a fourth place finish in 28:43.23. Rounding out the scoring for the ‘Phins was Sophomore Dom Battaglia, timing 30:27.25 minutes clinching the win for the men’s team. Le Moyne took home first place with a score of 18 points, defeating Alfred State (47 points), Herkimer Community College (108 points), Finger Lakes Community College (117 points), Bryan & Stratton College (122), and Loraine County Community College (123 points).

“Today’s race showed us that we have a lot of discipline, which is great to have at this early point in the season” said men’s captain Sean Beney, “The hard work put in over the summer is starting to show, which is really exciting. If we continue to race as smart and strategically as today I think we are in store for a great season.”

The Dolphins are back in action on Friday September 15 at the University of Buffalo Stampede Invite at the Audubon Golf Course with the gun set to go off at 11:00.