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Rutgers-Camden cross country ends season at NCAA Atlantic Regionals

 

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. Screen Shot 2018-02-19 at 12.54.51

 

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.

 

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