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For Immediate Release: September 5, 2008
Contact: Ian Milne (sports1@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6800

Mens cross country wins opener; Women place third
Gaube and Radzik cruise to first place finishes

Baltimore, Md.- Starting the season strong, junior Chris Gaube and senior Katie Radzik both claimed first-place finishes, highlighting Binghamton's performance at the Baltimore Metro Cross Country Meet on Friday at the Oregon Ridge Park. The men placed first out of nine teams while the women were third out of 11 squads.

Gaube finished ahead of 122 runners in the men's race, completing the 5,000-meter course in a time of 15:29. He was followed by sophomore Erik van Ingen (15:40, 2nd), sophomore Andrew Ugolino (15:43, 3rd), senior Adam Hill (15:44, 4th), and sophomore Adam Quinn (16:00, 6th).

On the women's side, Radzik shattered the course record by 16 seconds, completing the 5,000-meter course in a time of 18:03. Following Radzik were senior Jamie Schulte finishing eighth (18:53), sophomore Ashley Horton finishing 12th (19:20), freshman Ryann Cretney 16th (19:33), and senior Jennifer Hastings 19th (19:41).

The mens squad finished with eight in the top ten, while the women claimed ten spots of the top 30.

Both squads return to action at the Buffalo (Univ.) Stampede on Sept. 20, starting at 11:30 a.m.

MEN'S TEAM STANDINGS
1. Binghamton 16. 2 Johns Hopkins 46. 3. Loyola 91

WOMEN'S TEAM STANDINGS
1.Johns Hopkins 44 2.Towson 49 3. Binghamton 56

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