Cornwall grad Cuffe 21st in NCAA XC championships

Cornwall graduate Aisling Cuffe placed 21st overall to lead Stanford to a third-place finish in the NCAA Division I cross country championship meet in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday. Cuffe covered 6 kilometers in 20 minutes, 3.8 seconds.
Oregon won the title. Megan Patrignelli, a Monroe-Woodbury grad, did not run.
In the men’s meet, Washingtonville’s Martin Hehir, a freshman at Syracuse, placed 122nd, covering 10 kilometers in 30:55.8. Chester’s Leighton Spencer, a senior at Columbia, placed 157th in 31:10.3. Former MHAL standout Paul Lagno of Millbrook, a grad student at Florida State, placed 224th in 32:09.2. Florida State placed fifth, Syracuse was 15th and Columbia was 17th.

At the NCAA Division III championships in Terre Haute, Ind., Goshen’s Jaime Lisack, a freshman at Ithaca, placed 258th in 24:20.0. The Ithaca women placed 30th.

At the NCAA Division II meet in Joplin, Mo., Newburgh Free Academy grad Chris Ott, a sophomore at East Stroudsburg, placed 221st, covering 10 kilometers in 33:17.8. East Stroudsburg placed 25th.
In the women’s 6-kilometer race, Monticello’s Emma Cohen placed 207th in 23:38.6 and Cornwall’s Dana Welch placed 210th in 23:47.8 – both runners compete for the College of Saint Rose, which placed 30th.

At last week’s NJCAA Division III meet in Delhi, Washingtonville’s Alex Florio, who runs for Delhi, placed 38th, covering 5 miles in 30:42. SUNY Sullivan’s Gerald King (34:20) and Javon Treherne (56:50) placed 101st and 125th, respectively.
In the women’s 5-kilometer race, Washingtonville’s Kerry Connors, a freshman at Delhi, placed 15th in 21:50.

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