Cross Country Opens 2017 Season at Roger Williams

Cross Country Opens 2017 Season at Roger Williams

BRISTOL, R.I. – The 2017 campaign kicked off Saturday for the Johnson & Wales University cross country teams at the Roger Williams Invitational, held at Colt State Park.

The women amassed 157 points to take eighth during the two-mile race. Salve Regina claimed the women's title with a total of 70 points.The men finished sixth on the 5k course, posting 168 points. Bridgewater State won the event with 24 points. 

A pair of newcomers led the women's team with top 20 finishes. Victoria Barlow took 12th in 13:11 while Kaylan Dunham was only three seconds behind in 18th place. Senior Mary Kelly (Wheaton, Ill.) came in at 14:03 and classmate Alison King (San Diego, Calif.) recorded a time of 14:12. Sophomore Hannah Blossom (Paoli, Pa.) posted a time of 15:10 while newcomer Kala Lavallee finished in 15:18.

Newcomer Cole Geraghty was the first JWU runner across the line in 17:21 to take 12th. Senior David Sherman (Yarmouthport, Mass.) placed 27th with a time of 17:55. Junior Alex Nathan (Beachwood, Ohio) crossed in 20:55. Rounding out the JWU contingency was Nick Pereira (Franklin, Mass.) at 21:44 and Joshua Johnson posted a time of 26:10.

Johnson & Wales is back on the course next Saturday when it travels to the Trinity Invitational.

Women's Results
15. Victoria Barlow         13:11
18. Kaylan Dunham       13:14
38. Mary Kelly               14:03
45. Alison King              14:12  
67. Hannah Blossom     15:10  
73. Kala Lavallee           15:18  
86. Rebecca Green        16:28
89. Ayanna Mitchell       17:04
92. Samantha Passetto 19:05       

Men's Results:
12. Cole Geraghty         17:21  
27. David Sherman        17:55  
77. Alex Nathan             20:55
83. Nick Pereira             21:44
88. Joshua Johnson      26:10