BUFFALO, NY – Playing host to the NCAA Northeast Regional Cross Country Championships on Friday in a very cold and windy afternoon at the Audobon golf course, the University at Buffalo women's cross country team took home 10th place while the UB men placed 14th in the field of 37 teams.
The UB women were able to collect a 10th place finish as they totaled 346 points, finishing just ahead of Marist and Harvard. The Providence Friars were able to secure their third straight Northeast Regional crown as they posted a score of 84, just ahead of Dartmouth (115) and Syracuse (117).
The UB women received strong efforts in not ideal conditions on Friday as sophomore Stephanie Ward paced the Bulls with a 51st place finish as she crossed the finish line in 22:51.6 while fellow sophomore Sylvia Russell wasn't far behind, taking 54th place in 22:53.0. Senior Morgan Mahoney finished off her final race in a Buffalo uniform strong as she notched a 57th place finish in 22:58.4. Charlotte Molloy finished in 89th place in 23:21.3 while Laura Libruk came in 95th place in 23:26.2. Rachel Barich closed out her race in 140th place while Chardae Henry was able to finish in 167th place in the 251 person field.
On the men's side, Buffalo was able to post a 14th place finish as they came in ahead of Albany and Canisius. The Syracuse Orange earned the team title with a score of 28 points while Iona was close behind with 48 points and Army raced to a third place finish with 218 points.
Buffalo was paced by William Hilbert who was able to collect a 42nd place finish on Friday in 33:06.1 while Jack Jibb finished in 57th place in 33:26.0. Senior John McCarthy wrapped up his UB career with a 98th place finish in 34:02.3 while Christopher Nowak placed 102nd and Dan Muldoon took home 128th. Dylan Servos took home 151st place in 34:51.8 while Matthew Mercer wrapped up his season in 183rd place in the 254 runner field.