Cross Country Takes Oswego Invitational Title

OSWEGO, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo junior Isaac Garcia-Cassani finished in first place to lead the Knights to the team title out of nine squads at the Oswego Invitational, Saturday.

Garcia-Cassani covered the eight-kilometer course in a time of 26:50, followed closely by senior Alfredo Mazzuca in second (26:53). 

Geneseo took six of the next seven spots to put eight runners in the top nine.  First year Sean McAneny crossed the finish line in fourth place (27:13), followed by senior Alex Kramer (27:15) in fifth, senior Matt Jorgensen (27:15) in sixth, junior Alexander Burks (27:17) in seventh, sophomore John Ripa (27:20) in eighth, and sophomore Lorenzo Mazzuca (27:22) in ninth.

"I am really pleased with the team's fitness at this point in the season," said head coach Dan Moore. "We came in with a strategy for the whole team to run as a pack for a majority of the race. Watching them accelerate and close hard was fun and impressive to watch."

Geneseo returns to action next Saturday (Sept. 17) to compete in the Yellow Jacket Invitational hosted by the University of Rochester.