Cross Country competes at largest Lock Haven Invitational in recent history

Karina Graziani -

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LOCK HAVEN, Pa. --- Carlow University men's and women's cross country competed against over 750 athletes across all NCAA and NAIA divisions at the Lock Haven University Invitational Saturday.

There were 404 runners in the women's race, and the Carlow team placed 32nd of 37 teams.

Larissa Kijowski (JR/Dayton, Pa.) earned 72nd to place within the top 20 percent of the women's field. She led the Celtics with a time of 23:31.9 in the 6k race.

Rachel Jones (SO/Holbrook, Pa.) Amanda Espy (JR/Oil City, Pa.), Sydney Achtzhen (SO/Greensburg, Pa.) and Bailey Rohm (FR/Uniontown, Pa.) rounded out the top five finishers for Carlow.

Amy Cashin finished in 20:35.8 to win the individual title, and West Virginia University earned the team title with a score of 15, placing seven runners in the top 10.

Only two runners competed on the men's side for Carlow in the 393-man field.

Junior Joseph Palmieri (Pittsburgh, Pa.) finished with a personal best 32:24.5, beating his previous time of 34:06.7 from the Doug Watts Distance Gala two weeks ago. Likewise, Evan Antes (SO/North Versailles, Pa.) scored his personal best 8k time of 32:27.9, improving by over a second on the faster, flatter Lock Haven course.

Host Lock Haven won the team title with a score of 81, and Penn State Club runner Joseph Clark won the individual title with a time of 24:57 flat.

Carlow competes on its "home" course at the Carnegie Mellon Invitational on Oct. 12, held at Schenley Park in Pittsburgh.
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