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Cross Country takes 1st place honors in season debut

Andrew Crooks

The Canisius College Cross Country team was off to an impressive start to their season during the Little Three Championship.

In the season debut against rival schools Niagara University and St. Bonaventure University the Golden Griffins took first place in both the men’s and women’s races. During the men’s race senior Tom Appenheimer finished first with a time of 15:06.4 to lead the men’s team to a 16th consecutive Little Three Championship. Also finishing in the top 5 for the men’s race were senior Michael Peppy (3rd) and freshmen Brody Jones (4th) with times of 15:37.5 and 15:46.3 respectively.

In the women’s race, Marissa Silba finished first with her time of 18:55.6. This led the women's team to their 18th Little Three Championship title in the last 20 championships. Also finishing in the top 5 for the women’s race was senior Olivia Moran (4th) and junior Jules Jones (5th) with times of 19:08.9 and 19:17.1 respectively.

This upcoming weekend the Cross Country team will travel to the National Catholic Invitational in South Bend, Indiana on September 16th. The meet begins with the open race at 3:30 pm, and will be followed by the women’s race at 4:15pm and the men’s race at 5:00pm.

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