Johnson & Wales Cross Country Runs at The Trinity Invitational

Johnson & Wales Cross Country Runs at The Trinity Invitational

MANCHESTER, Conn. - The Johnson & Wales University cross country teams were on the road Saturday to run at the Trinity Invitational. The women placed fourth while the men came in fifth.

The women's team scored 116 points and were edged out Westfield State. The men posted 146 points behind Trinity, Westfield State, Nichols and Connecticut College.

The best men's time of the day came from Matthew Ursillo who finished in 19:53.5 to place 37th. Two spots back was Cole Geraghty, placing 39th, in 20:00.3. Nicholas Pereria crossed the finish line in 21:16.0, followed by Brent Giles (21:54.0) and Nathan Pasquarello (21:16.2).

The women were led by sophomore Kaylan Dunham with a 21st-place time of 22:23.4. She was followed closely by Kate Fiorella, who finished 20 seconds later in 27th place at 22:54. Victoria Barlow finished in 23:45.7 while  Hannah Blossom (24:45.7) and Kate Henderson (32:16.6) rounded out the JWU scorers.

The best men's time of the day came from Matthew Ursillo who finished in 19:53.5 to place 37th. Two spots back was Cole Geraghty, placing 39th, in 20:00.3. Nicholas Pereria crossed the finish line in 21:16.0, followed by Brent Giles (21:54.0) and Nathan Pasquarello (21:16.2).

Up next for the Wildcats is the UMass Dartmouth Invitational on September 15th.

Men's Results
37. Matthew Ursillo        19:53.5
39. Cole Geraghty            20:00.3
47. Nick Pereira               21:16.2
49. Brent Giles                   21:54.0
53. Nate Pasquarello       22:50.8
58. Luis Santiago               25:39.0

Women's Results
21. Kaylan Dunham         22:23.4
27. Kate Fiorella                22:54.9
32. Vanessa Bueti          23:23.9
24. Victoria Barlow          23:45.6
40. Hannah Blossom       24:45.7
59. Kate Henderson        32:12.6
60. Nirvana Zhang             32:16.6