Quinnipiac cross-country competes at NCAA Regionals

Kerry Healy

The men’s and women’s cross country team competed in the NCAA Northeast Regionals on Saturday. The women’s team came in 20th out of 36 teams with 631 points in the 6,000-meter course.The Bobcats were led by Andrea Szarkowicz who finished 109th overall with a time 23:08.2. Morgan Roche finished second for the Bobcats and 112th overall with a time of 23:11.4.

“Today was disappointing as we had a goal to finisher higher than we did last year,” said head coach Carolyn Martin.

Amanda Faust rounded out the top three runners crossing the finish line for the Bobcats in 23:21.

“The team is learning to race better as a unit and we have our top five runners coming back next year, so I’m looking forward to watching us get better,” Martin said.

The men’s team came in 31st out of 33 teams in the 10,000-meter course with a total of 956 points.

Mike  Levene crossed the finish line first for the Bobcats and came in 146th overall with a time of 34:26.7. Spencer Mannion finished second and 191st overall with a time of 35:45.9. John Healy followed finishing 198th in 36:08.8.

“There were definitely tough conditions out there today, but overall it was a disappointing day for us,” said Martin. “We have a young group of guys and I’m hoping we can continue for next year.”