Rochester, NY – The D'Youville cross country teams competed in the Harry F. Anderson Invitational on Saturday morning, hosted by Roberts Wesleyan College.
Running in their second 8k of the season, the men finished their day sixteenth overall with 183 runners total participating. The top runner for the men was freshman David Oswald (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) with a time of 31:50. Behind him and continuing to improve throughout his sophomore season was Andrew Tantalo (Greene, NY/Home School) with a time of 32:21. Brian Buttaggi (Penfield, NY/Webster-Schroeder) finished third behind them with a 32:23 pace.
Running a personal best in the race was Zac Bochacki (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) with a time of 33:10. Freshman Joseph Frailey (Grand Island, NY/Grand Island) had a solid time of 34:46, the fourth D'Youville runner to finish with a time under 35 minutes. Matthew Buttaggi (Penfield, NY/Webster-Schroeder), Edward Apen (East Aurora, NY/Home School), and Logan Krass (Oswego, NY/Oswego) all competed in the invitational with strong efforts.
The women ran their second 5k of the fall, finishing thirteenth overall with 198 runners competing. Freshman Rachel Luczak (Lancaster, NY/Immaculata) was the best female runner for D'Youville with a time of 21:02. Following Luczak was Kathryn Piraino (Nunda, NY/Keshequa), running the 5k in 21:33.
The next four runners all finished within a minute of each other. Stephanie Lisiecki (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca East) had a time of 22:32, followed by Kaitlyn Furtado (Acushnet, MA/Fairhaven), Alison Gareis (Buffalo, NY/Buffalo Seminary), and Rachel Johnson (Jamestown, NY/Jamestown) with times of 22:50, 22:51, and 23:14 respectively.
Jenna Donati (Depew, NY/Depew), Callan Smith (Amherst, NY/Amherst), Mary Blackley (Lockport, NY/Blackley Academy), and Danielle Couch (Wheatfield, NY/Niagara-Wheatfield) all had impressive performances at the invitational as well.
The next race for both teams comes on Saturday, October 7 as D'Youville will participate in the Hilbert Invitational/Meghan Memorial.