Men's and Women's Cross Country Both Finish Fourth At Keene State Invitational

Phil Parent finished 11th overall at the Keene State Invitational (Photo by Mike Knosek).
Phil Parent finished 11th overall at the Keene State Invitational (Photo by Mike Knosek).

KEENE, N.H.--Both the Keene State College men's and women's cross country teams finished fourth at the Keene State College Invitational at Owl Athletic Complex on a rainy Saturday.

Men's Race
Keene State was paced on the 8K course by Phil Parent, who finished 11th overall in 26:50.  Ian Connell was 14th in 27:11, just a second ahead of Cam Giordano, who was 15th in 27:12.  Ben MacDonald was 24th in 27:47, and Tyler DeChane rounded out the KSC scorers in a 28th place time of 28:03.  

Other KSC runners included Jackson Brannen (29th, 28:06), Gavin Thomas (30th, 28:13), Zach Coburn (59th, 29:57), and Christopher Pratt (69th, 31:58).

Women's Race
The Keene State women were led by Kate Lynch, who finished ninth overall on the 5K course in 19:36.  Christina Martin was the next Owl across the line in 20:07 to finish 15th, followed by Laura Dawson, who was 26th in 20:36, Mila Barrera (31st, 20:57), and Brittany Gravallese (32nd, 20:58).  

The Keene State contingent was completed by Emily Jarka (37th, 21:14), Emma Brown (48th, 22:09), Emily Ehrenstein (49th, 22:11), Abby Touchet (50th, 22:12), Chloe Page (53rd, 22:59),and Alexis Cooke (54th, 23:02), 

Brandeis University was the winner in both the men's and women's races.  Keene State returns to action on October 7 at the Open New England Championships at Franklin Park in Roxbury, Mass.