October 21, 2013

UB Cross Country Weekly Release

Women Take Home 4th At Princeton Invitational; Men Come In 13th

The University at Buffalo women's cross country team put in a great showing at the Princeton Invite on Saturday afternoon as they took home a fourth-place finish out of 25 teams. The UB women's team collected 160 points in their fourth-place effort, just behind third place total of 144 points by La Salle. Duquesne took home the team title with a total of 47 points. The UB
men's cross country team also put forth a great effort finishing in 13th place in a field of 30 high caliber division I programs. The men's team collected 387 points which was good for 13th place overall while Villanova took home the team title with a point total of 23.

Ahart Leads The Bulls Once Again

Zach Ahart recorded the best finish for the Bulls as he came in 12th place overall in a time of 24:13. Following Ahart, Cameron Bruce had a strong finish for the Bulls as he recorded a 39th place finish in 24:44. A pair of freshman, Alec Peinkofer and Pier Berkmans came in 104th and 11th place respectively in 25:25 and 25:33. Freshman Barrett Kemp finished in 121st place in 25:39 while Austin Coneys and Bobby Swick.

Clarkin And Brown Pace The Women

Chrissy Clarkin and freshman Caroline Brown led the way for the Bulls finishing in 23rd and 24th place respectively in a time of 22:20. Finishing behind Clarkin and Brown for the UB women was Gabby Leo who came in 25th place in a time of 22:22 and Corinne Birchard came in 33rd place in a time of 22:31. Meagan Hopkins recorded a 55th place finish in 22:53 while Hilary Swartwood came in 73rd place in 23:07 and Meaghan Wessel finished in 123rd place in a time of 23:51.

MAC Championships Next Up In Two Weeks

The Bulls are next in action on Saturday, November 2 for the MAC Championships that are being hosted this year by Bowling Green. UB hosted the 2012 MAC Championships and Zach Ahart was the top men's finisher, ninth place, while Kara Patrick was the top women's finisher in 21st place. The men came in fifth place out of nine teams while the women garnered a seventh place finish of 12 participating teams.