Women’s Cross Country Makes History at Oneonta Invite

September 19, 2017

On Saturday, Sept. 16, the St. John Fisher College women’s cross country team became the first team in program history to win an invitational. The Cardinals took first place at the Oneonta Airfield Invitational, finishing the 4.5k course with an average time of 18:41.7.

The St. John Fisher College women’s cross country team became the first team in program history to win an invitational.

Host Oneonta took second place while Marywood rounded out the top three. 

“This was a great win,” said head coach Mike Henchen.  “Oneonta had finished second at the NCAA Regional last year to qualify for the National Championship.  We knew this would be a close race.  All the women ran very well.”

Overall, Fisher had four competitors finish in the Top 10, led by freshman Sydney Swan who crossed the finish line with a personal best mark of 18:11.3 – less than one second off the winning pace.  Junior Juliette Miller was on her heels and finished third with a time of 18:12.7, while junior Brenna Lyons took eighth place at 18:51.8.  Sophomore McKayla Crawford was ninth in the race with a time of 18:58.3.  

Additionally, Gabriella Dunkelberg finished in 11th place after crossing the finish line in 19:14.3, while Taylor Alloco nabbed 20th place at 20:14.2.

The Cardinals will look to build on their momentum on Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Saratoga Springs Invite.

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