Bibb leads Saints men's xcountry team to impressive win at Saratoga
St. Lawrence University's men's cross country team placed all five scorers in the top ten to dominate the 15-team Saratoga Cross Country Invitational hosted by RPI on a 8 kilometer course at the Saratoga Spa State Park on Friday afternoon.
Junior captain Trevor Bibb was the individual champion in the 170-runner field, finishing in 25:53.2 for a seven-second victory over Vassar's Alfredo Mazzuca. Senior Brendan Courneene finished third in 26:02.3, grad student and co-captain Landen Elliott-Knaggs was sixth in 26:13.4, junior Scott Smolensky finished eighth in 26:18.9 and sophomore Wesley Kirui was ninth in 26:19.9 as the Saints bunched their top five within 26 seconds.SLU, ranked 5th regionally and 34th in the nation, finished with 27 points with host RPI second at 74 followed by Ithaca with 114, New Paltz at 153, Utica at 153 and Vassar at 156 among the 15 competing teams.
Two rookies completed the Saint top seven as Thomas Caulfield was 19th overall in 26:37.6 and Joe Smith finished 26th in 26:57.1.
Other SLU finishers in Friday's race included Steve Petramale who was 27th in 26:47.4, Spencer Patterson, 29th in 27:01.1, Harrison Sloan 39th in 27:28.9, Jason Hardacre 46th in 27:36.6, Andrew Jarombek 51st in 27:44.4, Aaron Tompkins 64th in 28:05.5, Daniel Driscoll 82nd in 28:34.2 and Ellis Toll 106th in 29:19.6.
The Saints will return to action at the Paul Short Invitational at Lehigh on Oct. 5.