For Immediate Release: August 31, 2007
Contact: David O'Brian (
Phone: 607-777-6478

Cross country squads place third at season-opening Seawolf Invitational

STONY BROOK, N.Y. - Freshmen Gerald McDonald (Pleasantville, N.Y.) and Ashley Horton (Candor, N.Y.) each placed seventh in their respective races as the Binghamton cross country squads launched their 2007 seasons at the Seawolf Invitational on Friday afternoon. The Bearcat men finished third out of eight squads while the women were third out of seven teams.

McDonald completed the 6,000-meter course in 18:04. Freshman Andrew Ugolino (West Hurley, N.Y.) was ninth (18:06), sophomore Craig Coon (Penfield, N.Y.) placed 16th (18:31), freshman Casey Quaglia (Bangor, Maine) took 18th (18:26) and junior Connor Martin (Fairport, N.Y.) was 23rd (18:23).

Evan Kigen of New York Tech won the men's race in 17:17. Iona won the team title with 36 points. Quinnipiac was second with 70 points.

Horton, meanwhile, covered the 4,000-meter course in a time of 16:21. Junior Katie Radzik (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) was 14th (16:52), freshman Kellie Billingiere (Binghamton, N.Y.) took 15th (16:58), freshman Renee Blair (Beacon, N.Y.) finished 19th (17:05) and freshman Sarah Veith (Derby, N.Y.) was 20th (17:07).

Jessica Hapern of Stony Brook captured the women's race with a time of 15:35. She led the Seawolves to the team title with 46 points. Second-place Quinnipiac had 47 points.

The Bearcats return home to host the Binghamton Invitational next Saturday at 11 a.m.

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