Six schools took part in the men’s portion of the Ram Invitational at the Bronx’s Van Cortland Park.
Five of them really didn’t need to be there.
The Cornell cross country squad put its competition out to pasture on Saturday, sweeping the first eight places of the race and scoring the absolute minimum of 15 points.
Fordham and Rutgers finished tied for a distant second, tallying 87 points each.
Buffalo, Southern Connecticut, the University of Connecticut also participated in the event.
Just as he did last weekend at Army, Max King took first-place honors by clocking 25:28.
Also scoring for the Red were Matt Gallagher (25:31), Geoff Van Fleet (25:37), Dan Meehan (25:55), and Colin Moore (25:56).
Dan Dombrowski (25:56) and John Corley (26:03) rounded out Cornell’s top-eight.
On the women’s side, the Red finished second, behind a Yale contingent that took five of the six scoring spots.
Yale scored 17 points; Cornell had 38.
Kimberly Chatman paced the runners-up, crossing the line in 18:26.
Meredith Freimer (18:44), Lena Matthews (18:44), Jessica Parott (18:49), Carlan Gray (18:55), and Aliza Cohen (19:00) then swept places seven through 11 for the Red.
Stephanie Anderson, Sarah Karam, and Halle Watson chipped in with 14th, 17th, and 19th place, respectively.
Both the men and women will host the Cornell Invitional this Friday.
Archived article by Shiva Nagaraj