For Immediate Release: October 17, 2009
Contact: David O'Brian (
Phone: 607-777-6478

Binghamton cross country competes at Albany Invitational

VESTAL, N.Y.-- One day after the cancellation of the Penn State kept its top men's runners from racing, the remainder of the Binghamton cross country teams took part in the Albany Invitational on Saturday. The Bearcat men were sixth out of 24 teams while the women placed ninth.

On the men's side, senior Chris Raulli was Binghamton's top runner, placing 26th out of 189 runners. His time for the 8,000 course was 25:44. Freshman Brendan Connell was 33rd (25:47), sophomore Tyler Stachecki was 38th (25:50), freshman Vasili Papastrat was 47th (25:56) and freshman Jason Santos was 54th (26:03).

Marist won the men's meet with 47 points, followed by RIT (73) and host Albany (91). Binghamton finished with 196 points.

Junior Kim Law was Binghamton's top finisher in the women's race, placing 24th out of 193 runners. Her time for the 5,000 meter course was 18:27.

Freshman Rachel Miura was 33rd (18:41), freshman Linsday Raulli was 50th (18:51), junior Paulina Nunez was 58th (18:57) and junior Sarah Veith was 68th (19:10).

have been the other consistent scorers for the Binghamton women.

Middlebury College won the women's race with 88 points, followed by Marist (109) and Sacred Heart (139).

Up next for Binghamton is the America East Championships at Vermont on Oct. 31. The women's 5K race starts at 11 a.m. followed by the men's 8K race at noon.

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