Bibb leads Saint pack, Saints win another Liberty League men's cross country title
Monday, November 4, 2013 - 7:40 am

It was business as usual for St. Lawrence University's men's cross country team at the 2013 Liberty League Cross Country Championships at Bard on Saturday.

The Saints placed all five of its scorers in the top 11 and ran to their 19th consecutive league championship and 28th overall with a 31-point win over second place RPI in the team scoring. The Saints finished with 27 points and RIT with 58 in the duel for the title with RIT third with 85. Vassar was fourth with 115 followed by Clarkson with 130, Union at 135, Hobart at 210 and Bard with 252 in a eight-team field.

Junior captain Trevor Bibb led the Saints finishing second overall in 25:17 with teammates Brendan Courneene third in 25:25 and Wesley Kirui fourth in 25:28. Thomas Caulfield was seventh in 25:39 and Scott Smolensky completed the Saint scoring with a 11th place finish in 25:58. Spencer Patterson finished 13th in 26:05 and Landen Elliott-Knaggs was 15th in 26:07 to complete the Saint top seven.

Three more Saint finished in a group from 23rd to 28th in the 125-runner field as Aaron Tompkins was 23rd in 26:21; Joe Smith 24th in 26:26 and Harrison Sloan 28th in 26:37. Andrew Jarobek finished 36th in 27:12; Steve Petramale was 46th in 27:27, Jason Hardacre was 48th in 27:27 and Ben Fishbein was 58th in 27:52.

The Saints now have a week off before competing in the NCAA Atlantic Regional at Geneseo on Nov. 16 with an eye on a team bid to the NCAA Championships.