Serem, Morra Lead XC to Fifth-Place Showing
EASTON, Pa. – Top 25 finishes from Kelvin Serem and Andrew Morra helped Lafayette finish above four Division I teams at this morning’s Leopard Invitational. The women, who had several runners competing in New Jersey at the Princeton Invitational, placed fifth out of five D-I squads.
Serem crossed the finish line in 26:30.05, a time which ranked him 22nd out of 133 runners. Morra was not far behind, finishing 24th in 26:33.37. David Sadvary also cracked the top 50, with his time of 27:28.67 earning him a 48th place result.
Columbia, which had six runners among the top 10 finishers, took first place in the meet with a team score of 23 points. The Leopards totaled 158 points, 10 ahead of sixth-place Lehigh.
Jennifer Salvatore (29th – 25:02.36) and Stephanie McCartney (30th – 25:09.44) finished within 7.08 of each other to lead the Lafayette women. They were followed by Zoe Nagasing (36th – 25:33.65), Morgan Nobles (37th – 25:36.93) and Brook Blackshaw (39th – 25:58.69).
A total of 71 runners raced in the women’s 6K event, and it was once again Columbia (25 points) coming out on top with six competitors in the top 10. The Leopards had a team score of 112 points.
This was the final weekend of competition for the cross country programs before this year’s Patriot League Championships, which will take place at Colgate on Oct. 31.