October 6, 2012

CROSS COUNTRY TEAMS COMPETE AT SLIPPERY ROCK INVITATIONAL

Slippery Rock, Pa. – Senior Emma D'Ambro (Schaghticoke, N.Y./Hoosic Valley) placed 10th to lead the Le Moyne College women's cross country team to a sixth-place finish at the Slippery Rock Invitational on Saturday morning at Cooper's Lake Campground. The men's team did not have enough finishers to qualify for the team standings.

Slippery Rock won the women's team competition with 52 points, while The Rock earned the win on the men's side with 25 points. Slippery Rock's Stephanie Case won the women's race with a time of 22:46.31, while Luke Grau, running unattached, captured the men's race in 25:31.43.

D'Ambro navigated the six-kilometer course in 24:14.52 as the top Dolphin finisher for the fourth consecutive meet. Freshman Katherine Ward (Tully, N.Y./Tully) gave the Dolphins two runners in the top-15 as she posted a time of 24:34.46 to place 14th among the 85 competitors. Sophomore Rachel Crosley (Clinton, N.Y./Clinton) registered a time of 25:26.87 to land in 28th place, while classmate Laura Hough (Latham, N.Y./Shaker) finished 47th with a time of 26:44.92. Sophomore Taylor Lewis (Belchertown, Mass./Belchertown) rounded out Le Moyne's top-five finishers with a time of 27:39.08 to place 57th.

Senior Nicholas Cutter (Housatonic, Mass./Monument Mountain) led the Le Moyne men by crossing the finish line 31st among the 72 competitors with a time of 28:42.40. Junior Michael Marrero (Jordan, N.Y./Jordan-Elbridge) navigated the eight-kilometer course in 29:25.14 to place 39th, while classmate Christian Cobb (Port Byron, N.Y./Port Byron) completed the course in 30:27.16 to place 49th. Sophomore Josh Keeler (Little Falls, N.Y./Little Falls) rounded out Le Moyne's competitors by placing 64th in 33:08.89.

Le Moyne returns to action on Saturday, October 20 when it hosts the Northeast-10 Conference Championship at Jamesville Beach Park.

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Women's Team Results

1. Slippery Rock 52, 2. Robert Morris 54, 3. Niagara 80, 4. Walsh 96, 5. Gannon 104, 6. Le Moyne 124, 7. Salem International 225.

Le Moyne Results

10. Emma D'Ambro 24:14.52, 14. Katharine Ward 24:34.46, 28. Rachel Crosley 25:26.87, 47. Laura Hough 26:44.92, 57. Taylor Lewis 27:39.08, 70. Danielle DePaulis 29:14.62, 72. Dominique Laplant 29:39.34.

Men's Team Results
1. Slippery Rock 25, 2. Walsh 43, 3. Robert Morris 84, 4. Gannon 107, 5. Niagara 123, 6. Salem International 189.

Le Moyne Results
31. Nicholas Cutter 28:42.40, 39. Michael Marrero 29:25.14, 49. Christian Cobb 30:27.16, 64. Josh Keeler 33:08.89.