The women's and men's 5k races were contested entirely in a steady rain storm. Despite the conditions, the Cougars did have some runners improve on their 5k times from prior weeks invitational.
The women's 5k race, the Cougars placed 5 runners in the top 12, to earn the team title. Freshmen Sara Loew led the way by finishing in 1st place with a time of 21:44. Autumn Baldini (fr.) 24:03* 5th, Betzabel A. Delos Santos Trinidad (fr.) 24:49* 10th, Emily Santana (fr.) 25:56* 11th, and Nicole Mattern (fr.) 26:18* 12th, completed the team scoring.The Cougars set out only 4 runners for the men's 5k, so they were not part of the team scoring for this weeks race. Sophomore Christopher Townsend ran another consistent race to earn 11th place in 19:20, followed by Anthony Chase (fr.) 21:31 28th, Luke Andrzejewski (fr.) 21:54 31st, and Alex Fernandez (fr.) 21:55* 32nd.
* Seasons Best Time
Next up for the Cougars will be the Bill Fritz Invitational hosted by Rowan University. The race is named after the longtime legendary Glassboro State College/Rowan University cross country and track & field coach. The meet will be held for the first time at the new Rowan University cross country site, "Dream Park", which is located in Logan Twp. NJ. The meet will follow the high school and middle school, South Jersey "Shootout". The collegiate women's 6k is scheduled to go off approximately at 12:15pm, and followed by the collegiate men's 8k, at 1:00pm. Please come out and support the Cougars!