Cross Country Places 5th and 10th

Michael LeClair

Colgate cross country enjoyed a successful weekend, with the men’s team finishing fifth of 25 at the Albany Invitational, and the women finishing 10th of 31 at Penn State Nationals.

In Albany, sophomore Chris Johnson and senior Ed Sheridan led the Colgate charge, finishing third and fourth overall, respectively. Johnson’s time of 25:04.8 was a personal-best. Host SUNY Albany claimed first in the meet, placing their top-five runners in the top ten.

At Penn State Nationals in State College, PA, junior Elise DeRoo was the headliner for the Raiders, finishing third overall with a time of 20:34. Junior Chelsea Burns was the second Colgate runner across the line, coming in 24th place, completing her 6K run in 21:25. Colgate’s team score of 290 placed them ahead of schools like Maryland, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, and Temple, as well as Patriot League foe Lehigh. Villanova claimed the top spot at the meet with 26 points.

Both the men’s and women’s teams are next in action on October 30 at the Patriot League Championships, hosted by Lafayette.