Rams Finish 4th at Highlander Invitational

Rams Finish 4th at Highlander Invitational

Highlander Invitational

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Branch Brook Park - Newark, N.J.

Sunny, 60-65 degrees

Newark, N.J. - The Farmingdale State men's and women's cross country team ran at the Highlander Invitational this morning, held at Branch Brook Park in Newark, N.J.

Freshman Russell Darress (Lynbrook, NY/Lynbrook) led the men's team to a 4th place finish out of 13 teams in a personal best 27:58 for the 8K race. Russell placed 5th. Three other runners set personal bests in the same race.

Freshman Sarah Pope (North Babylon, NY/North Babylon) and sophomore Kristyn Ruggiero (Commack, NY/Commack) placed 14th and 15th respectively in the women's 5K race. Sarah and Kristyn ran season bests, 22:11 and 22:14. Teresa Cox set a personal best 23:43 placing 30th. The women did not finish a full team.


Individual Scores

Men's Top 5

Russell Darress - 27:58 - 5th (New Personal Best)

Sean Tiernan - 29:21 - 22nd (New Personal Best)

Adam Sadler - 29:50 - 29th (New Personal Best)

Brandon Gillis - 31:03 - 39th

Ben Vassallo - 31:56 - 53rd

Women's Top 4

Sarah Pope - 22:11 - 14th (Season Best)

Kristyn Ruggiero - 22:14 - 15th (Season Best)

Teresa Cox - 23:43 - 30th (New Personal Best)

Nicole Zarek - 29:59 - 58th