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Top 5 Finish Goes to Campanian in Opener

UTICA, NY – The Herkimer Generals opened their 2014 season on Saturday at SUNY IT’s 8th annual Invitational. Both the men and women had six participants in each course with the men taking 11th place and the women taking 10th place.

Standing out for the men were Sam Morrett (Cohoes, NY) and Jace LaPuma (Little Falls, NY). Morrett finished in 55th place and LaPuma finished two spots behind him (57th), posting a 23:36 and 23:47 respectively. After them were teammates Daniel Thomas (Coton, UK), Philip Tanner (Deposit, NY), Divontay Huggins (Brooklyn, NY) and Jacob Hoggan (East Greenbush, NY). Thomas finished 64th (24:38), Tanner finished 70th (26:51), Huggins finished 73rd (28:27) and Hoggan finished 79th (33:55).

For the women, Victoria Campanian (Glenfield, NY) finished seven spots better than she did a year ago at the same event, knocking off 41 seconds (20:47) to place fourth overall. The final five Generals to compete were Haruka Murakami (Ibaraki, Japan), Olivia Lazarus (South New Berlin, NY), Tianderah Twichell (West Winfield, NY), Alicia Burnett (Inlet, NY) and Jessica Inserra (Yorkville, NY). Murakami finished 46th (23:57), Lazarus finished 67th (26:48), Twichell finished 69th (27:14) and Inserra finished 80th (33:50).

Herkimer’s next meet is Saturday, September 6th. The Generals will travel to SUNY Cobleskill.

Men 11th Overall (6K)

55th - Sam Morrett 23:36

57th - Jace LaPuma 23:47

64th - Daniel Thomas 24:38

70th - Philip Tanner 26:51

73rd - Divontay Huggins 28:27

79th - Jacob Hoggan 33:55

Women 10th Overall (5K)

4th - Victoria Campanian 20:47

46th - Haruka Murakami 23:57

67th - Olivia Lazarus 26:48

69th - Tianderah Twichell 27:14

76th - Alicia Burnett 30:50

80th - Jessica Inserra 33:50

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