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Wheaton Teams Compete at Annual UMass-Dartmouth Invitational

Women placed 14th out of 38 teams with 402 points, while the men finished in 26th

The Wheaton College men's and women's cross country teams finished their third meet in as many weeks on Saturday at the annual University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth Invitational.

The women placed 14th out of 38 teams with 402 points, while the men finished in 26th place in the 39-team field with 804 points.

For the third consecutive week, freshman Jordan Silva (North Kingstown, R.I./North Kingstown) was Wheaton's top runner, as she cracked the top 50 among nearly 300 finishers.  Crossing the 5,000-meter run finish line in 19:46, Silva took 49th overall. 

Junior captain Shoshana Kruskal (Newton, Mass./Newton North)was six seconds behind Silva, good for 57th place, while freshmanGeorgia Crane (Greenwich, Conn./School of the Holy Child) was the 76th runner to finish.

Freshman Dagmara Sobczyk (Farmington, Conn./Farmington), junior Hillary Wilson (Amherst, N.H./Souhegan) and freshman Faye Haley(Marblehead, Mass./Bishop Fenwick) were Wheaton's next three runners.

On the men's side, sophomore Harry Bachrach (Watertown, Mass./Beaver Country Day School) led the way, covering the 8,000-meter course in 27:24 for a 118th-place mark.

Senior captain Michael Richard (Chicopee, Mass./Holyoke Catholic) and junior Nick Emard (Griswold, Conn./Griswold) finished 12 ticks apart and were followed by freshmen Jonathan Sproule (Trenton, Maine/Mount Desert Island) and Miles Bolton (Brooklyn, N.Y./NEST+m).

The Lyons take next weekend off from competition and will return to action two Saturdays from today at the Community College of Rhode Island's (CCRI) Tri-State Open.  Women are scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. and the men at 10:00 a.m.

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