Sophomore Patrick Mortensen posted his first collegiate cross country win and the St. Lawrence men's cross country team placed five runners in the top-nine positions to win the four-team Pre-SUNYAC Championship at Norwood-Norfolk Central School on Saturday afternoon.
Mortensen finished the five-kilometer race in 16 minutes, 12.8 seconds, an average pace of 5:14 per mile. He edged Mitch Ryan, a three-time All-Region performer who graduated from SUNY Cortland last spring, by 3.1 seconds.
The Saints easily won the team title, scoring just 20 points. SUNY Plattsburgh finished second with 51 points.
Saints Top-Seven Runners
1st – Patrick Mortensen, 16:12.8
3rd – Dadley Ogetii, 16:19.0
5th – Sidi Abdoulaye, 16:21.6
6th – Logan Mancuso, 16:33.1
9th – Evan Page, 16:44.3
12th – Jonathan Mitchell, 16:48.2
14th – Hogan Dwyer, 16:50.1
Williams Invitational (Williamstown, Mass.), Saturday, September 23