CANTON, N.Y. (November 16, 2019) – The Rutgers University-Camden men’s cross country team finished 39th of 42complete teams and the Scarlet Raptor women’s squad ran three athletes as the program closed its season here Saturday on a cold day at the NCAA Division III Atlantic Regional Cross Country Championships.
The event, hosted by St. Lawrence University, featured 42 races in the men’s 8K race, which was won by SUNY-Geneseo (30 points), which finished 27 points ahead of second-place RPI. Rutgers-Camden finished 39th with 1,241 points.
The men’s race featured 300 runners and was won by RPI’s Noah Falasco in a time of 25:13.3. The Raptors’ top runner, freshman David Morrow, placed 220th overall in a time of 29:24.1.
On the women’s side, a total of 38 complete teams competed, with Geneseo sweeping both titles, notching 68 points to beat out second-place RPI (83) again. There were 274 runners on the women’s side, with Ithaca’s Parley Hannan winning the 6K race in a time of 21:01.2. Rutgers-Camden’s top runner, sophomore Kirstin Slater, placed 154th (25:29.7).
Andrew Barnhardt, a sophomore academically who has freshman eligibility in cross country, finished second on the Rutgers-Camden men’s team and 244th overall (30:13.1), while junior Sean Ward placed 261st overall (31:07.0) and freshman Miguel Gisone was 265th (31:28.1). Another academic sophomore with freshman eligibility in cross country, AJ Shaw, finished 267th (31:33.5), followed by sophomore Luis Cornejo in 274th place (31:50.3) and junior Vinny Maine in 292nd place overall (34:59.5).
In addition to Slater, junior Kaci Draves represented the Scarlet Raptors, finishing 234th overall (28:49.7) and sophomore Jordyn Kustera placed 266th (34:36.1) to completed the Rutgers-Camden contingent.
Slater, a Haddon Heights High School product, led the Rutgers-Camden women at all nine of her races this fall.