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Cross Country Continues to Improve at Gettysburg Invitational

Saturday, October 13, 2012
Gettysburg, Pa. – Marymount University’s men’s and women’s cross country teams continued their marked improvement meet-by-meet at the Gettysburg Invitational on Saturday. The Saints women’s squad finished 27th of 36 teams overall while the men’s team placed 31st out of 35, both competing against Division I, II and III opponents.

One the women’s side, Payton Bodecker and Jessica Daley continued their head-to-head racing with Bodecker finally getting the best of her teammate this season. Bodecker finished the 6k course in 25:28 while Daley was just steps behind her at 25:34.

Katie Maloney ran a 26:56, Megan McMinn a 27:49, Alondra Hall at 36:09 and Rachael Raske a 36:34. In all, two Saints posted personal records while most put together their best performances of the season.

On the men’s side, four Saints posted personal records in the 8k race. Dalton Royal ran a 28:56 as Marymount’s top performer, Tam Nguyen ran a 29:42, Kevin Farmer a 31:08 and Theodore Berry a 36.42.

Andrew Nevins and Emmanuel Wansi rounded out the Saints scoring, posting times of 39:56 and 41:00. Wansi’s time was a season best for the senior.

Marymount returns to action on Saturday at the Hood Invitational as the final tune up before the Capital Athletic Conference Championships.