GORHAM, Maine -- The 2017 season wrapped up on Saturday for the Johnson & Wales University cross country teams. The Wildcats competed at the NCAA New England Regional, hosted at the Gorham Country Club.
The men scored 1,327 points to take 42nd. JWU was just back of Saint Joseph's and ahead of Emerson. The women placed 48th with 1,402 points to finish ahead of Framingham State and just behind Suffolk. MIT captured the team title in both the men's and women's races.
Leading the Wildcats in his final collegiate race was senior David Sherman (Yarmouthport, Mass.). He was the first JWU runner across the line in 29:08.9. Rookie Cole Geraghty (Bogota, NJ) followed in 30:05.50. Alex Prusky (Schenectady, NJ) produced a time of 31:40.7 and Nick Pereira (Franklin, Mass.) was close behind in 31:51.6. Completing the JWU scorers was a time of 33:36.10 from Nathan Pasquarello.
Crossing the finish line first for the women was rookie Victoria Barlow (Riverhead, NY) at 23:57.50 to place 150. Right behind her was Mary Kelly (Wheaton, Ill.) at 25:07.1. Finishing third on the team was senior Alison King (San Diego, Calif.) at 29:19.0 and freshman Kate Fiorella (Fredonia, NY) was right behind her at 29:50.8. Rounding out the JWU contingency was junior Hannah Blossom (Westchester, Pa.) in 27:04.0.