Clarkson takes 2nd at Cardinal Classic

September 4, 2010

The Clarkson University Cross Country teams opened the 2010 campaign with second-place showings at the Cardinal Classic in Plattsburgh, NY on Saturday afternoon.

Junior Alex Benway (Queensbury, NY) was the Golden Knights top runner on the day, placing third in the men’s race with a time of 15:48. The Clarkson men posted 48 points, trailing only host Plattsburgh State (18 points) in the four-team race. The Cardinals’ Mike Heymann won the race with a time of 15:36 over the 5-kilomter course.

Sophomore Patrick Carroll (Queensbury, NY) was the Clarkson men’s second-leading runner with a ninth-place time of 16:30. Freshman Dan Fritz (Cicero, NY) placed 10th in the field of 110 runners with a time of 16:31. Juniors Matt Gammariello (Webster, NY), Neal Campbell (Queensbury, NY) and Tim Sick (Chambersburg, PA) finished 12th (16:46), 14th (17:01) and 15th (17:10), respectively. Freshman Nick Marshall (Huntington, VT) placed 16th (17:16).

Freshman Catherine Zarnofsky (Glenville, NY) led the Clarkson Women with an eight-place time of 21:14. Junior Maureen Hill (Latham, NY) followed closely behind in ninth place (21:54). Sophomore Rachel Bachman (Queensbury, NY) was 10th (22:41).

Junior Bethann Parmelee (Waverly, NY), freshman Erin Corrigan (Remsen, NY), sophomore Jessica Hernandez (Owego, NY) and freshman Natalie Worley (Williamsville, NY) finished 11th (22:51), 12th (22:56), 13th (23:03) and (23:10), respectively.

Plattsburgh also won the women’s race with a time 15 points to Clarkson’s 50.

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