Men's Cross Country Wins Inter-Regional Border Battle

GLASSBORO, N.J. - SUNY Geneseo junior Isaac Garcia-Cassani finished first out of 383 runners to lead the Knights to first-place out of 46 teams at the Inter-Regional Border Battle, hosted by Rowan (N.J.).

The Knights, which came into the meet ranked first nationally for the third-straight week, totaled 71 points to out-distance No. 5 MIT (127), No. 11 RPI (168), No. 20 Haverford (184) and No. 18 NYU (216) in the top-five. No. 13 St. Lawrence (6th, 277), No. 25 Emory (7th, 297), No. 21 Johns Hopkins (10th, 319), No. 27 Oneonta (9th, 305) and No. 34 Allegheny (14th, 384) were also in the field.

Garcia-Cassani crossed the finish line with a winning time of 23:19.9, nearly eight seconds ahead of the field, to win his fourth-consecutive race.

Junior Alexander Burks was the Knights' second runner, finishing with a 10th-place effort (23:45.3), while senior Alfredo Mazzuca was close behind in 13th (23:54.2).

Senior Alex Kramer finished 20th (24:09.4) before junior Connor Pulvidente crossed 27th (24:19.6) to close out Geneseo's scoring five.

First-year Sean McAneny placed 40th (24:30.1) while sophomore Luke Holtzman was 49th (24:36.8) as Geneseo was the lone team with all seven runners in the top-50.

Geneseo will take a two-week hiatus before hosting the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Championships on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Letchworth State Park.