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Cross country shows out at the NCAA Northeast Regionals

By Isabella Custodi, Contributor

Canisius cross country women placed 18th and the men placed 24th at the 2023 NCAA Northeast Regionals at Van Cortlandt Park in The Bronx, NY on Nov. 10.

Head coach Tyler Scheving was very proud of what his team had accomplished at their last meet of the season. “I feel like it was the best execution of our team working together that we've seen all season for both the men and the women. So, as a coach, you can't ask for more for the biggest race of the year,” Scheving said. 

Leading for the women, graduate student Olivia Moran took 32nd place with a total time of 20:36.0, setting a personal record for herself in the 6k portion. She beat her time last year by over two minutes. Following behind Moran was junior Kayla Schmidt in 101st place (21:37.7) and senior Jules Jones in 107th (21:40.5). Graduate student Marissa Silba took 147th (22:19.5), and sophomore Jacqueline Appenheimer placed 154th (22:24.8), finishing out the top five runners on the women’s team. Jones, Silba and Appenheimer all set new personal records, along with Moran.

The Canisius women placed 18th with a total of 534 points. In first for the women's race was Syracuse with 98 points, followed behind Boston College in second with 109 points. 

Graduate Student Tom Appenheimer led the men with a finish of 59th and a time of 30:46.1 in the 10k race. Appenheimer wanted to push himself for his last meet of the season.

Appenheimer said, “I was happy with how I went about it. I put myself in the lead pack. I ran with other runners who I really had no business running with, but I figured since it was my last year, I might as well really go for something special.”

Finishing behind Appenheimer, senior Max Chew took home 148th (32:05.9), sophomore Kyle Urban in 159th (31:53.5), sophomore Brody Jones placed 159th (39:16.8) and senior Andrew Perreault in 170th (32:30.3). The men ranked 24th with 660 points. Iona took home first with a total of 40 points.

The NCAA Northeast Regionals marked the end of the Griffs cross country season.

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