Wildcats Cross Country Gets Season Start at Roger Williams Invitational 

Wildcats Cross Country Gets Season Start at Roger Williams Invitational 

BRISTOL, RI – The Johnson & Wales University men's and women's cross country teams opened their season at the Roger Williams Invitational at Colt State Park. Both teams placed fourth.

The women scored 100 points to come in behind Bridgewater State and ahead of Eastern Nazarene. JWU men's squad tallied 117 points. Salve Regina won the women's race while BSU was the men's' winner.

Cracking the top-25 of the men's 5k race was newcomer Matthew Ursillo as he recorded a time of 19:47.6 in his collegiate debut. He was closely followed by sophomore Cole Geraghty (20:24.6), senior Alex Nathan (20:29.1), and Nick Pereira (20:52.0).

Three Wildcats finished in the top-25 of the women's two-mile race, led by sophomore Kaylan Dunham with a 12th-place time of 13:28.4. Sophomore Katie Fiorella and freshman Vanessa Bueti were next at 14:06.1 and 14:24.0, respectively.

The Wildcats are back on the trail next Saturday, September 8, at the Trinity Invitational in Wickham Park.

Men
25. Matthew Ursillo           19:47.6
29. Cole Geraghty             20:24.6
30. Alex Nathan                20:29.1 
32. Nick Pereira                20:52.0
34. Brent Giles                  22:00.4
35. Nate Pasquarello          24:15.7

Women
12. Kaylan Dunham         13:38.4
18. Katie Fiorella             14:06.1
23. Vanessa Bueti           14:24.0
34. Victoria Barlow         14:51.2
40. Hannah Blossom       15:37.4
50. Julia Thompson         18:46.8
51. Kate Henderson        19:37.1