TOWSON, Md. - The Gallaudet University men's and women's cross country teams traveled to Goucher College to compete in a non-conference race here on a wet and chilly Saturday. The men's team finished in ninth place and the women's team finished in 10th place.
Bison sophomore Alex Close (Tallahasee, Fla.) and freshman Dylan Rich (Brockton, Mass.) both finished the 8K race in the front half in 24th and 28th place, respectively, out of the 82 runners. Close and Rich finished within five seconds of each other, 30:28.73 and 30:33.99, respectively.
The next four Bison to cross the finish line came in together with freshman John Isaacson (Clive, Iowa) leading the way in 69th place with a time of 35:51.12. Right behind Isaacson was sophomore Gabriel Carino (Bronx, N.Y.) in 70th (35:52.84) followed by freshmen Joshua Branscomb (Memphis, Tenn.) in 71st (36:57.58) and James Weichel (Bradenton, Fla.) in 73rd (37:17.81). Freshman Andy Lobaugh (Pauls, Okla.) rounded out the Bison team finishers in 82nd place (50:35.88).
U.S. Naval Academy Plebes men's team won the 8K race with three runners finishing in the top five. Moravian College's senior Dillon Farrell finished in first place, crossing the finish line in 29 minutes and 25 seconds.
Senior Lindsey Corthell (Orlando, Fla.) was the first Bison for the women's team to cross the 6K finish line at exactly 30 minutes in 41st place. Finishing 10 spots behind Corthell was senior Rachel Young (Leesburg, Va.) in 51st place (31:31.45). The next three Bison freshmen runners finished in consecutive order as Ivy Sahneyah (Tempe, Ariz.) finished in 69th place (36:38.66), Kristin Williams (Staten Island, N.Y.) in 70th place (37:04.24) and Jamila Hubbard (Montezuma, Ga.) in 71st place (37:32.23).
Juniata College's freshman runner Allyson Kopera was the first female runner to cross the finish line with a time of 25:02.00 while Moravian College took the next three spots within 30 seconds of Kopera to win the team race with 32 points.
The Bison will travel to Frederick, Md., next week (Saturday, Oct. 18) to compete in the Hood College Open Meet.