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Cross Country shows up big at National Catholic Invitational

By: Daeshyon Riley

The Canisius cross country teams posted a pair of top-six finishes at the 43rd National Catholic Invitational Friday on the Burke Golf Course in South Bend, Ind., at Notre Dame.

In the annual race that features many of the nation's top catholic cross country programs, the men's team placed fifth with a team score of 164 while the women's squad took sixth with a team total of 183.

The hosting Fighting Irish captured both team titles, claiming the title in the men's five-mile race with just 15 points and taking home the women's 5K with a team total of only 20 points.

For the Golden Griffin men, senior Tom Appenheimer led the way, claiming 14th place with a time of 25:31.0. Junior Andrew Perreault took 37th (26:30.7) while junior Thomson Chew placed 51st (26:56.3). Chew now holds the school record for the 60 meter dash. Freshman Brody Jones has been on a tear lately, running 15:46 at Little 3. Notre Dame's Carter Solomon won the men's race with a time of 24:35.0.

Senior Marissa Silba led the Canisius women, turning in a time of 19:06.6 to place 27th while fellow senior Olivia Moran claimed 33rd with a time of 19:18.3. Junior Jules Jones placed 40th, crossing the finish line at 19:29.7. Loras' Kassie Parker placed first in the women's event, crossing the finish line in 17:02.1.

Canisius returns to action Sept. 30 when it takes part in the Paul Short Run at the Murray Goodman Cross Country Course in Bethlehem, Pa.

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