Cross-country sees record success at Oberlin


The Barons cross-country team saw continued success in an already impressive season at the Inter-Regional Rumble held at Oberlin College on Oct. 13.

Starting the day off strong in the 6k race, the Lady Barons had an impressive ninth place finish, the highest the women’s team has ever placed at that particular invitational, even topping AMCC competitor Penn State-Behrend. This gives the team an exciting edge going into their conference championship in two weeks.

On the men’s side, the team fielded an incredible performance across the board, finishing in third place, the highest the men’s team has ever scored at that meet. The men’s team also significantly scored over Penn State-Behrend, highlighting them as the highest contenders for an AMCC championship.

In the women’s race, senior Grace Galligan paced the Lady Barons, finishing in 14th place with a time of 22:47. Following Galligan were freshmen Alison Bryant and Mary Jo Shirger in 23rd and 31st places, crossing the finish line in times of 23:07 and 23:18.

Sophomore Grace Scrocca was the next Baron across the finish line in 104th place with a time of 24:42, with senior Carolyn Poston not far behind in 124th place in 25:00.

Rounding out the scoring runners for the Lady Barons were freshmen Elizabeth Atkins and Ashlin LaFond, finishing in 169th and 192th place in times of 25:44 and 26:11.

Sophomore Liam Galligan led the way for the men’s team, finishing in second place in a time of 25:24.

Following close behind were senior Nick Long and sophomore Mark Borek in 21st and 24th place, crossing the line in times of 26:23 and 26:26. Right on their heels was senior Grady Stuckman in 32nd place with a time of 26:31.

Junior Matthew Crotteau finished in 62nd place, crossing the line in 26:58. The next Baron across the finish line was freshmen Mike Sobus in 203rd place in 29:12. Finishing out the last of the scoring runners was sophomore Cader Coleman in 258th place with a time of 30:55.

The Barons will be back in action on Oct. 27 to host the AMCC Championship on their very own course. Looking ahead, the Barons are eager to see their hard work pay off as they head into a promising postseason. All students are invited to come out and support the cross-country team as they race for two titles.

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