Garcia-Cassani Finishes First In Stacked Field At The Cowbell Classic

ELSAH, Ill. – SUNY Geneseo senior Isaac Garcia-Cassani finished first out of 354 runners to lead No. 2 Geneseo to second place out of 38 teams at the Cowbell Classic, hosted by Principia (Ill.). 

The field included 18 teams ranked in the top-30 of the most recent national polls, including six of the top-10 squads. The course will be the site of the NCAA Division III Championships next month. 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Garcia-Cassani covered the 8-kilometer course with a winning time of 24:41.02, edging runner-up Dhruvil Patel from North Central by .95 of a second. 
  • Senior Matt Jorgensen was the Knights second finisher, crossing 29th in 25:45.88
  • Top-ranked and defending national champion North Central (Ill.) won the meet with 47 points, besting the runner-up Knights (150), No. 5 Pomona Pitzer (156), No. 11 Loras (181) and No. 8 Washington (Mo.) (207) in the top-five of the team rankings. 

Cowebell Classic
Elsah, Ill.
Hosted by Principia
354 Runners/38 Teams

GENESEO FINISHERS
1. Isaac Garcia-Cassani 24:41.02
29. Matt Jorgensen 25:45.88
35. Colin Kern 25:53.74
43. Sean McAneny 25:56.28
44. Alexander Burks 25:56.39
62. Connor Pulvidente 26:12.86
113. John Ripa 26:45.04
173. Lucus Sutton 27:27.76

 WHAT'S NEXT 

Geneseo will travel to Potsdam for the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Championships on Saturday, Oct. 28.


ADDITIONAL RESULTS

Members of the squad also finished second out of 17 teams at the University of Rochester Yellowjacket Invitational, Saturday, at Genesee Valley Park. 

TOP GENESEO FINISHERS
7. Jack Tate 26:26.1
8. Justin Hoelzl 26:31.7
13. Lorenzo Mazzuca 26:48.0
15. Sam Heraghty 26:50.3
29. Griffin Hess 27:14.4
35. Bradley Farnham 27:22.2
39. Colin Beasor 27:26.2

TOP TEAM FINISHERS
209 Runners/17 Teams
1. RIT 53
2. Geneseo 72
3. Case Western 77
4. Brockport 134
5. Oswego 166