LOGAN TWP, N.J. – SUNY Geneseo junior Sean McAneny finished second out of 307 runners to lead the Knights to second place out of 45 teams at the NCAA Division III Atlantic Regional Championships, hosted by Rowan at the Gloucester County DREAM Park, Saturday.
The Knights clinched their 16th-consecutive NCAA Division III Championship as the top-two teams earned automatic berths. Geneseo also extended the nation's longest streak of qualifying both its men's and women's programs for the NCAA Championships to as the Knights' finished first on the women's side as well.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Geneseo compiled a score of 59 points, finishing runner-up to RPI (26), which placed five runners in the top-10. RIT (122) was third, followed by Oneonta (145) and Brockport (163) to round out the top-five teams.
- McAneny covered the 8-kilometer course in 23:55.49, less than a second behind RPI's Grant O'Connor (23:54.94).
- Sophomore Bradley Farnham place eighth with a 26:32 clocking.
- Junior Jack Tate crossed the finish line 12th (26:40.35), improving 32 places over last fall's 44th-place showing.
- Senior Luke Holtzman ended up 15th (26:52.07), followed by sophomore Matt Sayre (27:00.83) in 21st to complete the Knights' top-five.
- Senior Sean Welch (27:04.16) and first-year Riley Grossman (27:25.18) placed 26th and 46th, respectively.
TOP TEAM FINISHERS (2nd/45 Teams)
1. RPI 26
2. Geneseo 59
3. RIT 122
4. Oneonta 145
5. Brockport 163
Geneseo, which entered the weekend eighth in the latest USTFCCCA national poll and first in the Atlantic Region, will be in action next Saturday (Nov. 17) at the NCAA Division III Championships in Winneconne, Wisc. hosted by Wisconsin-Oshkosh at the Ocean Breeze Golf Course. The men's race is scheduled to begin at 1:15 p.m. ET.