Cross Country Posts Pair of Top 10 Finishes

Cross Country Posts Pair of Top 10 Finishes
BOSTON – In a precursor to the GNAC Championships in two weeks, the Johnson & Wales University cross country teams had two good showings at the Emmanuel Invitational at Franklin Park. Backed by Adam Sachs' second-place finish, the men took fifth while the women came in seventh.

The men posted a total of 200 points, finishing seven points ahead of the host Saints. The women recorded 194 points, coming in just six points back of Suffolk. Norwich won both the men's and women's meets.


Sachs (Ellicott City, NY) crossed the line in 25:259 – his third sub 26-minute 8k this season – to finish just seven seconds out of first place.  Also cracking the top 50 were Alex Melnick (Port Jervis, NY) in 28:07 and Brandon Au (Oxford, Conn.) posted a time of 28:21. Completing the JWU top five was David Sherman (Yarmouthport, Mass.) in 29:07 and Mike Jones (Wallkill, NY) was close behind at 30:00.

Crossing the line first for the Wildats was Mary Kelly (Wheaton, Ill.) with a time of 21:00 to take 14th. Also  cracking the top 25 was Olivia Molokwu (Malden,  Mass.) in 21:23. A minute back of her was Taniecia Anderson (Mount Vernon, NY) at 22:32. Just 14 seconds back of her was Alison King (San Diego, Calif.) in 22:46. Rounding out the JWU contingency was Hannah Blossom (Paoli, Pa.) with a time of 23:32

Johnson & Wales is back at Franklin Park on October 29 for the GNAC Championship.

Men's Results
2 Adam Sachs - 25:59
33 Alex Melnick - 28:07
40 Brandon Au - 28:21
56 David Sherman - 29:07
86 Mike Jones - 30:00
101 Alex Nathan - 30:56
107 Josh Letendre  - 31:34
143 Alex Robinson - 34:19 

Women's Results
14 Mary Kelly - 21:00
24 Olivia Molokwu - 21:23
51 Taniecia Anderson - 22:32
58 Alison King - 22:46
74 Hannah Blossom - 23:32