UNIVERSITY PARK, PA– The University at Buffalo's men's and women's cross country teams got the 2010 season started on Saturday as the teams competed at the Penn State Spiked Shoe Invitational. The UB women finished ninth in a 14-team field with 285 points while the UB men placed 10th among 16 schools with 296 points.
In the women's 6K race, UB's top finisher was sophomore Katie Sanders as she finished the course in 22:38.8, placing 40th among 177 entrants. Senior Brittany Chilson was next for the Bulls in 23:08.8 for 57th place and sophomore Sam Beim finished 66th in 23:18.1.
Junior Dylan Conway was the top UB finisher in the men's race, held at a distance of 5.2 miles. Conway finished in 27:19.9 to place 74th overall in a 193-racer field. junior John Inzina was 81st in 27:33.9 with senior Jacob Hagen placing 85th in 27:38.4 and senior Mike Gillis taking 88th in 27:44.8.
Princeton's Donn Cabral won the men's race in 25:13.4 as the Tigers won the team competition with 48 points. Georgetown's Emily Jones won the women's race in 20:59.2 with the Hoyas taking the women's team standings with 28 points.
The Bulls host the UB Stampede Invitational next Saturday. Racing at Beaver Island State Park begins with the women's event at noon followed by the men's competition at 12:45 pm.