The Colgate men’s and women’s cross-country teams were very productive this past weekend, with the women’s team finishing third overall and the men placing second at their own Colgate Invitational.
For the women, Junior Elise DeRoo won the individual title and also broke a new school record with a time of 21:07, which is also the fastest recorded time ever for the meet. Her time last Saturday shattered her own previous record of 22:24 posted at the Colgate Invitational last year.
Junior Chelsea Burns finished with a time of 21:54 for sixth overall, while junior Kendall Lyons and seniors Julie Tarallo and Caroline Prins rounded out the top five of Colgate’s runners.
The Raiders placed four runners in the top-15 on their way to third place overall. Syracuse University won the meet with the low score of 23 points and Cornell finished second with 48.
On the men’s side, senior Ed Sheridan set a personal record with a time of 25:38, good enough for sixth place overall.
Sophomore Chris Johnson was right behind Sheridan, finishing with a time of 25:59, which is also a personal best. With those two leading the way, the men’s cross country team finished second in the invitational. Senior Dan Gleason finished the race with a time of 26:54, while junior Thomas Hedges and sophomore Tim Phelps rounded out the Raiders’ top five with times of 26:56 and 27:46, respectively. The Syracuse men’s team paralled their women’s squad, winning the invitational.
Both the women’s and men’s team will resume their schedule on October 1 at the Paul Short Invitational. The meet is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.