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Reinhardt Repeats as Women's Champion at UAlbany XC Invitational

UAlbany Sports Information   10-12-2018

Meet: 52nd Annual R.K. Munsey UAlbany XC Invitational

Location: Albany, N.Y.

Distance: Women – 5K; Men – 8K

Team Scoring: Women – 1st (19 points); Men – 2nd (39 points)

Short Story: Hannah Reinhardt continues her stellar season, becoming the first women’s repeat champion in more than 30 years to lead the Great Danes to the women’s team title.

How it happened

  • UAlbany alumnus and volunteer assistant coach Ryan Udvadia won the Jason DeJoy Open 5K in a course-record 15:33.1
  • Hannah Reinhardt won the Bobbi Palma Women’s Championship 5K for the second straight year
  • Reinhardt is the first repeat women’s individual champion since Dartmouth’s Dorcus DenHartog in 1984-85
  • Reinhardt’s finishing time of 17:12.7 was a new course record after a slight correction in distance from last year’s course
  • The women’s scoring gap was one minute and 12 seconds
  • Cara Sherman placed second overall in 17:59.9, marking the third time in four races she and Reinhardt finished first and second individually
  • Siena’s Evan Kibet won the Dr. Kevin Williams Men’s Championship 8K in 25:29.1
  • Charlie Ragone paced UAlbany’s men, finishing third in 25:46.7
  • The men’s scoring gap was 51 seconds

Next: In two weeks, the Great Danes will return to UMass Lowell’s home course at Mine Falls Park in Nashua, N.H. to compete in the America East XC Championships.

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