MASSACHUSETTS MARITIME CROSS COUNTRY
13th Annual Emmanuel Saints Invitational
Friday, October 13, 2017
Franklin Park, Boston, Mass.
BOSTON, Mass. -- Both Massachusetts Maritime cross country teams tuned up for the upcoming conference championships by recording solid performances at the 13th Annual Emmanuel Saints Invitational on Friday afternoon at Franklin Park, as the Buccaneer men placed 11th of 23 teams in the event while the Buccaneer women’s squad finished 17th overall in the competition.
Senior Robby Galvin (Woburn, Mass.) led the way on the men’s side for Massachusetts Maritime for a sixth straight week, as he covered the 8K layout in a time of 29:05 to finish 51st of 196 runners in the event. Sophomore Steven Savoy (West Bridgewater, Mass.) and freshman Alex Imperillo (Chelmsford, Mass.) followed with times of 29:59 and 30:10 that were good for respective 75th and 79th place finishes, while senior Chris MacKay (Bethany, Conn.) and freshman Alex Ferreira (Stoughton, Mass.) rounded out the Buccaneer scoring with respective 86th and 95th place times of 30:36 and 31:11. Wentworth took top honors in the competition with a score of 32 points, while Colby-Sawyer (100) and Roger Williams (113) finished in the runner-up and third place spots.
Sophomore Meaghan Hamilton (Braintree, Mass.) set the pace for a sixth straight week as well on the women’s side for Massachusetts Maritime, as she covered the 5K course in a time of 22:43 to finish 84th of 210 runners in the event. Sophomore Heather Seggelin (Sharon, Mass.) and senior Kaylene Murphy (Randolph, Mass.) were next in 105th and 153rd place with respective times of 23:26 and 26:14, while juniors Sara Merzon (Rockland, Mass.) and Jill Ethier (Portsmouth, R.I.) rounded out the Buccaneer scoring with times of 128:05 and 28:44 that were good for 170th and 179th place, respectively. Gordon claimed the team crown with a score of 66 points, while Plymouth State (93) and Roger Williams (100) followed in the runner-up and third place positions.
Both Massachusetts Maritime teams will be idle until Saturday, October 28th when the Buccaneers travel to Westfield, Mass. to compete for their respective Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference championships at Stanley Park, as the women’s race begins at 11:00 a.m. followed by the men’s race at Noon.