Tiernan Leads Rams at St. Joe's Invitational

Tiernan Leads Rams at St. Joe's Invitational

Tiernan Leads Rams again at St. Joe's Invite

St. Joseph's College Invitational

@ Sunken Meadow State Park

Weather: Partly sunny, Breezy, 60 degrees

Men 5 miles - Women 5000m

Kings Park, N.Y. - Junior Sean Tiernan (Staten Island, N.Y./Tottenville) led the men's team at this weekends cross country meet at Sunken Meadow State Park. The park is a nationally ranked cross country course. It is one of the hardest courses in the country and it has not changed since the 1970's. For this reason, Farmingdale State has been able to keep accurate records of the teams performances since 1978. Tiernan and senior Mary Orobona (Farmingdale, N.Y./Kellenberg) moved into the top 25 best performances by a Farmingdale runner at "the Meadow".

The men's competition had 22 teams and 139 Division II, III and JUCO runners. There were overall results and each division was also scored separatey. Sean Tiernan placed 4th overall and 1st in the division 3 scoring in the time of 27:38.8. This places Sean at #24 on the All-Time Farmingdale Sunken Meadow list. Three other Farmingdale runners set Sunken Meadow personal bests as the team placed 3rd overall and 2nd in Division III.

The women's competition had 19 teams and 158 runners. Mary Orobona placed 24th overall and 8th in Division III in a time of 22:58 to lead the women's team to a 9th place overall and 3rd in Division III. Mary's time moved her to 16th on the All-Time Farmingdale Sunken Meadow list. Four other girls ran Sunken Meadow personal bests.


Individual Results

Men                                                                                       Women

Sean Tiernan, 4th, 27:38.8 PB                                            Mary Orobona, 29th, 22:58

Tim Flynn, 24th, 29:39.6                                                     Jessica Josema, 48th, 23:55

Russell Darress, 26th, 29:45.6 PB                                      Marjorie Diemicke, 77th, 25:19

Sean Daly, 35th, 30:03.4                                                    Katherine Monti, 78th, 25:29 PB

Adam Sadler, 46th, 30:45.2 PB                                           Lauren Neuwirth, 96th, 26:55

Ed Glidden, 53rd, 31:09.7                                                   Estella Sanchez, 109th, 27:42 PB

Ben Vassallo, 63rd, 31:50.4 PB                                           Angelica Medford, 110th, 27:51 PB

John Perry, 110th, 34:35.6                                                 Nicole Zarek, 119th, 29:08 PB

PB=Personal Best


Team Scoring

Overall Top-10

Men                                                                                       Women

1. CW Post 44                                                                     1.  St. Joseph's 60

2. St. Joseph's 85                                                                2. CW Post   65

3. FARMINGDALE 136                                                       3. Dowling 81

4. Glouchester CC  141                                                       4. Nyack 118

    NYIT 141                                                                         5. NYIT 136

6. Maritime 154                                                                   6. Mt. St. Mary  141

7. Trent McConnell 176                                                       7. Suffolk CC  180

8. Dowling 202                                                                    8. Tent McConnell 241

9. Suffolk CC 238                                                                 9. FARMINGDALE 257

10. Nyack 255                                                                     10. FIT 261

Division III Top-3 Finishes

1. St. Joseph's 25                                                               1. St. Joseph's 19

2. FARMINGDALE 50                                                         2. Mt. St. Mary 48

3. Maritime 54                                                                     3. FARMINGDALE 99