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Johnson & Wales Cross Country Opens Season At Trinity Invitational

Johnson & Wales Cross Country Opens Season At Trinity Invitational

MANCHESTER, Conn - The Johnson & Wales men's and women's cross country teams opened the season at the Trinity Invitational at Wickham Park in Manchester, Conn. The men finished in 5th place while the women placed 7th.

The men's team scored 170 points to come in behind Coast Guard and ahead of St. Joseph's of Connecticut.  There was a one point differential between the top three teams, with Franklin Pierce coming in first with 39 points, trailed by Trinity with 40 points, and American International with 41.

Leading the pack for the men was first-year Zach Curry who placed 48th overall recording a time of 19:15.1 in his collegiate debut. He was closely followed by returning sophomore Matthew Ursillo (19:43.7), first-year Ethan Malorzo (19:47.1), and first-year Owen Eubanks (19:50.8).

The Johnson & Wales women's team finished with 214 points, besting Western Connecticut State, and trailing closely behind University of St. Joseph's (Conn.). Trinity came in first, winning the women's race with 38 points.

The women's team was led by its first-year runners, with Claire Livernois crossing the line at 26:34.9. She was closely followed by fellow teammate Haley Chaykowski (26:42.1), Ellie Aliperti (27:47.5), and Kaleigh Kearney (28:29.2).

The Wildcats return to the trail 12 p.m., Saturday September 14, at the Mitchell Invitational in Mitchell Woods.

Men's Results 48. Zach Curry 19:15.1

56. Matthew Ursillo                19:43.7
57. Ethan Malorzo                  19:47.1
58. Owen Eubanks                 19:50.8
65. Nick Pereira                     20:32.5
72. Marc Anthony Chavez       21:56.4
75. Nathan Pasquarello          22:58.9
78. Kyle Spicher                    23:54.6
79. Luis Santiago                  24:01.8
80. Blake Reale                     24:04.1
86. Dumhah Reid                  25:58.2

Women's Results 
67. Claire Livernois                 26:34.9 
68. Haley Chaykowski            26:42.1
73. Ellie Aliperti                       27:47.5
76. Kaleigh Kearney               28:06.7
77. Ameila Warfer                   28:29.2
80. Tori Finch                          30:36.0
83. Julia Thompson                32:06.9
85. Kate Henderson                33:58.2