September 15, 2013

CROSS COUNTRY: In Rough Conditions, Runners Take Dual Meet

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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