Oct. 12 – PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The men’s and women’s cross country teams finished 11th and 15th respectively at the Carnegie Mellon Invitational on Saturday.
On the men’s side, the Bison finished in 11th place out of 16 teams with a total 307 points. Sophomore Ryan Donnelly (Pittsburgh, Pa./Penn Hills) paced Bethany, finishing in 38th place in the 202-runner field with a time of 27:39.9. Other notable finishes included Dylan Martinez (Wahiawa, Hawaii/Leilehua) (29:08.3) and Cory Yarrington (Berkeley Springs, W. Va./Berkeley Springs) (29:12.6) who finished 88th and 89th, respectively. Wesley Scott (Kingwood, W. Va./Preston) finished in 98th place with a time of 29:40.2, while Hunter Ankrom (Moundsville, W. Va./John Marshall) finished out the top-five for the Bison with a time of 30:43.0.
On the women’s side, Bethany finished 15th out of 19 total teams with 432 total points. Rhianna Petrone (Canonsburg, Pa./Canon-McMillan) was the first Bison to cross the finish line in 56th-place with a total time of 21:17.2. Ashley Worst (Cuba, N.Y./Apollo-Ridge) (90th- 23:12.17), Brooke Bosworth (St. Clairsville, Ohio/St. Clairsville) (93rd-23:25.7), Charlotte King (Harpers Ferry, W. Va./Washington) (96th – 23:31.3) and Kelesa Martz (Hedgesville, W. Va./Hedgesville) (97th -23:31.6) rounded out the Bison’s top-five, all finishing in the top 100 of 193 competitors.
The overall team winner on the men’s side was Carnegie Mellon who scored just 46 points, 34 ahead of second place Walsh University. The Individual winner for the men was Luke Holubeck of Wheeling Jesuit with a time of 25:40.3.
On the women’s side, IUP and Seton Hill University tied for first place with 36 total points, with IUP’s Rachel Magliane earning the individual victory, finishing with the top-overall time of 18:07.0.
The Bison will be back in action on October 19 as they travel to Oberlin, Ohio to compete in the Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble.