Bears run at Oswego
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 7:59 am

The SUNY Potsdam women's cross country team placed 10th with a team score of 293 at the Pat Peterson Invitational in Oswego while the men finished in 13th with a team score of 361 at the Don Masterson Invitational in Oswego on Saturday.

Sophomore Hannah Groshner completed the five-kilometer race in 20:46.5 for the Bears' best individual finish.

Her teammates who followed and rounded up top five finishes for Potsdam were sophomores Olivia Rehm (21:40.6), Margaret McGrath (23:00.1), Sarah Howe (23:54.4) and freshman Sarah LaPorta (24:13.4)

Cortland's Emily Cotey took home medalist honors by running in 18:40.0. But it was Ithaca (26 points) who captured the team championship with an average mark of 19:10. Cortland earned runners' up with 43.

Sophomore Brandon Bobik recorded the top time for the Potsdam men with a 30:29.1 in the eight-kilometer race. Junior Joseph Rafter was not far behind with a time of 30:35.1 for the second-best finish on the Bears.

Freshman Ryan Sullivan was third on Potsdam clocking in at 31:27.0, junior Adam Lang finished in 32:13.6 and junior Brett Wunsch crossed the line at 34:34.7.

Cortland senior Pat Fannon earned medalist honors among the men with a time of 25:49.0. Cortland wound up also winning the meet with an average time of 25:50.

Next up, the men and women will travel to the Utica, N.Y. to compete in the Wildcat Invitational at SUNYIT on Sept. 28. The women are scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. and the men will start at 12 p.m.