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Reinhardt and Ortiz Rivera Sweep XC Season Opener

UAlbany Sports Information   09-01-2018

Meet: Vermont Season Opener

Location: Hard'ack Recreation Area in St. Albans, Vt.

Distance: Women – 5K; Men – 8K

Team Scoring: Women – 2nd (30 points); Men – 2nd (53 points)

Short Story: The UAlbany men and women placed second in the team competition while sweeping the individual titles in the 2018 season opener at the University of Vermont.

How it happened

  • Hannah Reinhardt won the women’s race in 17:43.60, 30 seconds ahead of runner-up Cara Sherman, who finished in 18:13.50
  • Newcomers Kelly Iocca and Noreen Guilfoyle each earned top-10 finishes
  • The women’s scoring gap was one minute and 28 seconds
  • Vermont’s women won the team title by two points
  • Victor Ortiz Rivera won the men’s race in 25:22.90, gapping the field by more than 30 seconds
  • Junior Charlie Ragone also placed in the top-10
  • The men’s scoring gap was two minutes and nine seconds
  • Vermont’s men placed their top five scorers in the top seven finishers, including second through fifth

Next: The Great Danes will race again next weekend at the America East Pre-Conference Meet on UMass Lowell’s home course at Mine Falls Park in Nashua, N.H.

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