Cross Country travels to Boston

Noor Kaur, Contributing Writer

This weekend, the men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at the Boston College Invitational.

The women’s team had another strong showing, with Caryn Rippey ’26 leading the herd with a forty-second place finish. Mia Bellucci ’23 joined the first year in the top 50, placing forty-fourth with a time of 18:26, just about two minutes and twenty seconds after the first-place runner.

Teammates Abby Paczewski ’24, Ally Clarke ’24, and Laura Sakol ’24 secured spots in the top 100 out of 164 runners at sixty-sixth, seventy-fourth, and ninety-fourth, respectively. The team finished thirteenth out of 19 teams. 

The men also competed, placing tenth out of 15 as a team. Sam Whittaker ’23 continues to be dangerous competition, winning the thirteenth place spot out of 126 runners.

This weekend really showed the depth of our team. Our 2-7 really worked together out there to push themselves, and I can’t wait to see how well they do after a few more solid workouts…” he said. “It’s all starting to come together for the team.”

Whittaker finished with a time of 24:22, thirty seconds behind the lead.

“For myself, I took a step towards becoming a national caliber runner,” he said. 

Teammates Bobby Lynam ’25 (58, 25:32), Noah Martin ’23 (63, 25:43), Peter Sorensen ’25 (67, 25:51), Grayson Crockett ’25 (68, 25:52) Dom Campagna ’23 (70), Ben Santos ’25 (74), and Trent Dinant ’26 (87) joined Whittaker, all placing in top 100 spots. The Bison are back to work in the coming weeks before competing at the Fordham Invite on Oct. 14.

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