09.29.12: The CCRI men’s and women’s cross country teams hosted the 2012 Tristate Invitational Saturday on the CCRI Flanagan Campus in Lincoln. The Knights’ team finished fourth out of six teams with 106 total points. Bridgewater State won the men’s side with 27 total points followed by Wheaton with 56 and Worcester State with 59 points. Rounding out the men’s side was Mitchell in fifth place with 116 point and Mount Ida sixth with 164 total points. On the women’s side the meet was won by Wheaton with 30 total points followed by Bridgewater State with 48, Worcester State with 49, Mitchell College with 115, and Mount Ida with 137.
Bobby Allen (Cranston, RI) continued his winning ways by dominating the 2012 CCRI Tri-State Invitational in a fine time of 27 minutes and 3 seconds over the hilly, wet, and demanding course on the CCRI Flanagan Campus. This was Allen’s third victory in four races. In addition, Bobby avenged his only loss of the 2012 season to Bridgewater State senior Stephen Wahome which happened at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational September 15th. Allen and Wahome were shoulder to shoulder for two thirds of the race, but Bobby held his final kick to the last foray into the woods and came out ahead of Wahome and kicked himself to a thirty second victory as Wahome would cross the finish line in 27:33.
Also for the Knights’ men, David Palkovic (Middletown, RI) finished 16th in a season-best time of 31:00 followed by Marciano Brunette (Narragansett, RI) finishing 23rd place in a time of 33:05. In his first race ever, Brandon Paesang (Cumberland, RI) held his own placing 35th in a time of 40:12, while Edward Polanco (Woonsocket, RI) rounded out the fine team effort with a 40th place finish in a time of 43:36.
For the Lady Knights, both runners had good races with Meghan Shanley (Warwick, RI) placing 39th in a time of 28:07, which was her best time of the season. Olivia Emerick (Cranston, RI) finished right behind Meghan in 40th in a time of 28:15.
The next meet for CCRI cross country will be Saturday October 13th when they travel to New Hampshire Tech in Concord, NH to compete in the Lynx Invitational beginning at 10:45am.
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