Sept. 14, 2013
NEWARK, DEL. - The scene at the finish line at Saturday’s Delaware Invitational was a familiar one for the Seton Hall men’s cross country team as for the third-consecutive week, the Pirates posted a runner-up team effort behind the performances of an emerging group of top-three runners that has led the program’s early-season surge.
Freshman Victor Ricci (Narragansett, R.I.) was once again at the head of the SHU contingent; leading The Hall for the third time in as many collegiate appearances. His 8K time of 27:09.13 paced the squad and he was followed to the line by sophomore Ryan Flannery (Forked River, N.J.) who finished 16th in Division I with a personal-record mark of 27:45.65.
Cameron Quisenberry (Owensboro, Ky.) continued to make an impact for the team, recording a time of 27:54.20 that was third-best for Seton Hall in his first foray at the 8K distance in blue & white.
Ricci, Flannery and Quisenberry have placed 1-2-3 for the Pirates in all three meets so far this season.
Another newcomer in Sean Kip (Union, N.J.) scored for the second-straight week and made it three freshmen in the team’s top-four by completing the course less than two seconds later (27:56.05).
The team’s scoring group also included senior tri-captain Carl Johnston (Surrey, British Columbia) who turned in a time of 28:50.34 to place fifth among 12 Pirates who entered the race. Johnston has now also scored twice early on in 2013; each time accumulating 12 points.
Freshman Walter Grosenheider (Madison, Wisc.)
ended the day just outside the squad’s top-five for the second week in a row, ranking sixth on the team after finishing in 29:17.61.
SHU finished with 50 points overall and competed well against team champions Princeton who entered the day as the top-ranked team in the Mid-Atlantic region and the #10-rated team in the nation.
Seton Hall will head to Princess Anne, Md. next Saturday, September 21 to compete at the UMES Cappy Anderson Invitational, the team’s final tune-up for the championship season.