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Men second, women fourth at Pre-Conference Cross Country Meet

Frost and Jelinek pace Bearcats in season-opening event

September 7, 2013

Men second, women fourth at Pre-Conference Cross Country Meet

Caitlin Jelinek was a team-best 17th in the women's race. Photo by Katie Lanz.

Men's Results

Women's Results

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VESTAL, N.Y.—VESTAL, N.Y. – Junior Collin Frost placed third in the men’s race and senior Caitlin Jelinek was 17th in the women’s event, pacing the Binghamton cross country teams at the Pre-Conference meet, which was run on the Bearcats’ home course Saturday morning. The Bearcat men finished a close second to UMBC in the five-team event while the women settled for fourth place.

The Pre-Conference Meet is run each year at the site of the America East Championships. Binghamton will host that meet on Nov. 2.

Frost covered the men’s 8,000-meter course in a time of 25:39. Senior Vasili Papastrat was fifth (25:46), freshman Eric Holt was seventh (25:47), junior Matt Johnson was 10th (25:52) and sophomore Ethan Hausamann was 12th (26:04).

Binghamton looked to be in control of the race at the three mile mark, with several runners in the top pack. The Retrievers, however, rallied over the final two miles to take places one, two, four, 11 and 13 en route to scoring a meet-best 31 points. The Bearcats finished with 37 points.

Eric Schuler captured the men’s race with a time of 25:33. He was followed by teammate Redatu Semeon, who was the runner up (25:38).

There were 82 runners in the men’s event.

Jelinek, meanwhile, clocked a time of 19:25 on the women’s 5,000-meter course. Sophomore Alexis Hatcher was 18th (19:36), freshman Alana MacDonald was 24th (19:54), sophomore Lizzie Greiner was 26th (19:57) and freshman Eileen O’Hara was 38th (20:24).

Brittany Lane of Albany took top honors in the women’s race with a time of 18:13. The Great Danes as a team edged out Vermont for the team win 28-31. Albany and Vermont combined to take 14 of the first 16 places in the event.

A total of 56 runners were in the women’s race.

Up next for Binghamton is the Buffalo Stampede, which will be held Sept. 21.


UMBC 31, Binghamton 37, Vermont 89, Albany 104, UMass Lowell 105


Albany 28, Vermont 31, UMBC 82, Binghamton 114, UMass Lowell 120

NOTES: Schuler’s time is the second-fastest time run on the men’s 8,000-meter course during Binghamton’s 13-year Division I era. Donald Drake of Maine set the Division I era course record of 25:29 in 2005 … Lane’s time is the second-fastest women’s 5,000 time clocked on the Binghamton course during its Division I era. Leonora Joy set the current mark of 18:04, also in 2005.


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