Men’s cross country dominates Detriot Titan Invitational

Scott Goldstein, Contributing Writer

On Sept. 10 the Bison men’s cross country team traveled to Northville, Mich. to compete in the Detroit Titan Invitational four-mile race. Despite the hot and humid conditions, the Bison finished with seven of the top 10 times, including three of the top five.

Luke Giugliano ’17 led the pack in second place, posting a 20:32.8 time. Averaging a 5:08 mile pace, he finished 8.8 seconds behind the first place runner. Ross Pirnie ’17, Drew Dorflinger ’20, and Ben Siciliano ’20 finished fourth, fifth, and sixth respectively, posting times of 21:01.1, 21:03.2, and 21:10.9.

“I think the highlight of the meet was seeing a lot of our freshmen come through with impressive races. If our top returning guys stay hungry and our freshmen keep working hard, we have the potential to be a very strong team in the Patriot League and Mid-Atlantic Region,” Giugliano said.

In addition to Dorflinger and Siciliano, first-year runners Brian Dengler ’20 and Jake Stupak ’20 rounded out the top ten, coming in ninth and 10th respectively with times of 21:15.7 and 21:19.3, giving the Bison four first-years who finished within the top ten.

With the help of a strong showing from their new talent, the Bison finished in first place out of the 14 teams competing. The team will compete in the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational in Earlysville, Va. on Sept. 23.

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