Campanian wins Bronco Weekday Classic
DELHI, NY – In their only afternoon meet of the regular season, the Herkimer Generals cross country program traveled to SUNY Delhi Wednesday (10/8). The men finished fourth overall (96 points) and the women finished second overall (64 points).
For the men, Captain Sam Morrett (Cohoes, NY) again led the group. His 18:23 was his best time of the season, giving him 12th place which also tied a season-high.
Morrett however wasn’t the only Generals to post a personal best. Every male runner did at SUNY Delhi. Daniel Thomas (Coton, UK) ran 19:08.9 (18th), Gregory Ashe (Watertown, NY) ran 19:16.9 (20th), Jace LaPuma (Little Falls, NY) ran 19:25.9 (24th), Phillip Tanner (Deposit, NY) ran 20:39.3 (36th), Divontay Huggins (Brooklyn, NY) ran 22:23.1 (61st) and Josh Paoni (Herkimer, NY) ran 23:21.7 (70th). Furthermore for Thomas, Ashe and LaPuma it was their best finish of the season.
The women, just like the men also posted some personal best times. Leading the group was Captain Victoria Campanian (Glenfield, NY). The sophomore finished first after three consecutive second place finishes, posting a 19:56.8 which was her second best time of the season. A couple spots behind Campanian was Haruka Murakami (Ibaraki, Japan), finishing in 22:28.4 for 19th place.
Posting season-best times were Tianderah Twichell (West Winfield, NY) and Alicia Burnett (Inlet, NY). Twichell took a minute of her personal best (23:46.0) and Burnett took one minute and 21 seconds (25:09.2), finishing 23rd and 28th respectively. Crossing the finish last for the women was freshman Olivia Lazarus (South New Berlin, NY). She finished in 31st, posting a 27:27.2.
The Generals next meet is Saturday (10/11). It will be their last regular season competition before the Mountain Valley Conference Championship. Herkimer will travel to Hamilton College. The scheduled start time is 10 a.m.
Men 4th Overall (96 Points)
12th – Sam Morrett 18:23.6
18th – Daniel Thomas 19:08.9
20th – Gregory Ashe 19:16.9
24th – Jace LaPuma 19:25.9
36th – Philip Tanner 20:39.3
61st – Divontay Huggins 22:23.1
70th – Josh Paoni 23:21.7
Women 2nd Overall (64 Points)
1st – Victoria Campanian 19:56.8
19th – Haruka Murakami 22:28.4
23rd – Tianderah Twichell 23:46.0
28th – Alicia Burnett 25:09.2
31st – Olivia Lazarus 27:27.2