September 15, 2013

CROSS COUNTRY: In Rough Conditions, Runners Take Dual Meet

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By SCOTT CHIUSANO

The men’s and women’s cross country teams kicked off the 2013 season this Friday with their annual meet against Army. Running on home ground in Ithaca on the Moakley Course — where rain and mud made the conditions far from ideal — both teams were able to persevere nonetheless, defeating Army 19-40 on the men’s side and 15-50 on the women’s. Army was no match for the No.10 ranked women’s team, which swept the first 15 places in the 5000-meter race and had 18 of the Top-20 finishers. Senior co-captains Rachel Sorna and Emily Shearer took first and second respectively, with Sorna setting a course record with a time of 17:20.4. Coming off an injury from last season, Shearer got back on the right track in 2013, finishing with a time of 18:00.6, despite making a wrong turn in the race. Two freshmen had strong collegiate

Photo: Connor Archard / Senior Photographer

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