October 15, 2010

Lyons post top-six finishes at Emmanuel's sixth annual Saints Invitational

BOSTON, Mass. - The Wheaton College men's and women's cross country teams turned in a pair of top-six finishes at Emmanuel College's sixth annual Saints Invitational at Franklin Park on Friday afternoon. 

The Lyon men placed fourth in the 15-school field with 141 points, while the women took sixth among 18 teams with 182 points.  Johnson & Wales University captured the men's title, while Lesley University was victorious on the women's side.

Senior Colin Fahey (Waltham, Mass./Weston) recorded a seventh-place mark among nearly 150 runners, as he navigated the 8,000-meter course in 27:36.  Sophomore Karl Mader (Northfield, Minn./Northfield) came in 35th place, while freshman Nick Emard (Griswold, Conn./Griswold) and junior Sean Astle (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Ludlowe) took 41st and 42nd, respectively.

For the women, junior Savannah Geasey (Portsmouth, R.I./Portsmouth) placed 22nd out of 175 runners, crossing the 5,000-meter course finish line in 21:31.  Classmate Rachel Scavera (North Bend, Ore./North Bend) was 29th, while freshmen Lauren Andres (Branford, Conn./Branford) and Shoshana Kruskal (Newton, Mass./Newton North) finished 44th and 46th, respectively.

The Lyons begin the championship portion of their season on Saturday, October 30, at the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship.  Hosted by Clark University and held at Paxton's Moore State Park, the women are scheduled to run at 2:30 p.m. and the men at 3:15 p.m.

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