Ramsey, Saints win men's cross country Oneonta Invitational
Friday, September 17, 2010 - 11:29 pm

The St. Lawrence University men's cross country team, ranked 12th in the national polls, picked up an impressive team victory on Friday at the 2010 Oneonta Invitational/Pre-Regional, as the team, led by senior captain Dan Ramsey, won the 8k race with a team total of 42 points. 

The Saints finished 18 points clear of runner-up Geneseo State, while each of the team's top-7 runners finished in the race's top-25.

Ramsey, the Liberty League's reigning Runner of the Year, won the event comfortably with a time of 24:43, a full 14 seconds ahead of Fredonia State's Nick Guarino.  Meanwhile, junior John Johnston followed in seventh place overall and senior Jeremy Mwenda (10th) and junior Seth Jackson (11th) helped inch the Saints closer to victory.

Senior co-captain Chris Funch locked up the win for the Scarlet and Brown, posting a 14th place finish in the points to cap the team's total at 42.0.  Senior Josh LeBlanc (19th) and first-year student Steven Petramale (21st) rounded out the squad's top-seven runners.

Also competing for St. Lawrence at Friday's Pre-Regional were Sam Rakoc (30th), Alex Calderwood (60th), Ian Schofield (71st), Steve Kiplagat (82nd), Brendan Courneene (84th), Jon Eng (114th), Landen Elliott-Knaggs (118th), Tim Liponis (125th), Jimmy Mayers (168th) and junior Jack Knych (200th).

The University of Rochester finished third in the team standings, while Fredonia State and The College of New Jersey rounded out the race's top-5.

The Saints will have next week off before returning to competition at the Division I Paul Short Invitational, scheduled for Friday, October 1st in Bethlehem, PA.