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UB cross country weekly release

September 28, 2012

Bulls Finish in Middle of the Pack at Paul Short Invite

BETHLEHEM, PA - Both of the University at Buffalo's cross country teams finished in the middle of the pack against some of the toughest competition they will see all season as the Lehigh University Paul Short Invitational races were held Friday afternoon. More....

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2012 Men's Cross Country Roster

Name Cl. Ht. Hometown/High School
Zach Ahart Junior 5-11 Wheatfield, NY / Starpoint
Sam Anderson Freshman 5-8 Brantingham, NY / South Lewis
Cameron Bruce Freshman 5-10 Ithaca, NY / Lansing
Austin Coneys Freshman 5-11 Centerport, NY / Harborfields
Brandon Cowles Sophomore 6-0 Newark, NY / Newark
Brian Crimmins Freshman 5-10 Big Flats, NY / Horseheads
Devin DeJoode Freshman 5-11 Stanfordville, NY / Stissing Mountain
Graeme Gowland Freshman 5-10 Binghamton, NY / Binghamton
Isaac Hagen Senior 5-11 Amherst, NY / Sweet Home
Craig Kaiser Freshman 6-2 Lancaster, NY / Lancaster
Zack Krause Sophomore 5-10 Bohemia, NY / Connetquot
Tyler Murtha Sophomore 6-0 Bohemia, NY / Connetquot
A.J. Nasello Sophomore 5-10 Rochester, NY / Webster Schroeder
Derek Palafox Freshman 5-10 East Patchogue, NY / Bellport
Mike Pressler Junior 5-9 Montgomery, NY / Valley Central
Alex Saavedra Sophomore 5-6 Holtsville, NY / Sachem East
Tyler Scheving Freshman 6-1 Middleport, NY / Barker
Nate Smith Freshman 6-5 Franklinville, NY / Pioneer

2012 Women's Cross Country Roster

Name Cl. Ht. Hometown/High School
Sam Beim Senior 5-1 Merrick, NY / Mepham
Jackie Burns Senior 5-5 North Tonawanda, NY / North Tonawanda
Chrissy Clarkin Sophomore 5-8 Highland Mills, NY / Monroe-Woodbury
Sarah Coon Freshman 5-2 Shortsville, NY / Red Jacket
Caitlin Curry Senior 5-3 Williamsville, NY / Williamsville North
Emma Denton Senior 5-4 Honeoye Falls, NY / Honeoye Falls
Alyssa Drapeau Freshman 5-4 Glenville, NY / Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake
Kelsey Fitzgerald Senior 5-4 Niskayuna, NY / Niskayuna
Lexy Gasiewicz Senior 5-5 Clarence Center, NY / Clarence
Molly Halpin Sophomore 5-5 Webster, NY / Webster Thomas
Aimee Hopkins Senior 5-3 Cohocton, NY / Wayland Cohocton
Shelby Janutol Senior 5-7 Troy, MI / Troy
Courtney Laderer Freshman 5-8 Pendleton, NY / Starpoint
Gabby Leo Sophomore 5-6 West Seneca, NY / Immaculata
Meghan Manley Sophomore 5-7 Orchard Park, NY / Orchard Park
Kaitlin McCadden Freshman 5-5 Clarence, NY / Clarence
Mackenzie McNelis Freshman 5-5 Hornell, NY / Hornell
Amanda Murray Freshman 5-2 Hamburg, NY / Hamburg
Leah Rice Sophomore 5-8 Prospect, NY / Holland Patent
Maggie Russell Sophomore 5-7 Lockport, NY / Lockport
Katie Sanders Junior 5-5 Rochester, NY / Spencerport
Hilary Swartwood Junior 5-2 Burdett, NY / Trumansburg
Connie Torres Freshman 5-4 Liverpool, NY / Liverpool
Danielle Vazquez Freshman 5-3 Holbrook, NY / Sachem East
Leah Wightman Junior 5-9 Chatham, NY / Chatham

UB cross country weekly release

September 17, 2012

Men Take UB Stampede Invite, Women Place Third

The University at Buffalo men's cross country team won for the second consecutive season at the UB Stampede In

vite held Saturday afternoon at Beaver Island State Park on Grand Island. UB's women's team finished third in a field of five squads behind a pair of Mid-American Conference rivals. Perfect running conditions greeted the athletes with sunny skies, light winds and a temperature near 70 degrees. In the men's team competition, the Bulls tallied 28 points to outdistance second-place Akron's 39 as the Bulls placed three runners among the top five finishers of the race. UB's women finished with 68 points to place third behind MAC rivals Akron (20) and Bowling Green (59).

Ahart Earns Second Place Finish 

Leading the Bulls on Saturday was junior Zach Ahart in a second-place overall finish in 25:19.2 for the 8K course. His time was 20 seconds behind Colgate's Christopher Johnson, who took individual honors in 24:59.6. It was Ahart's fastest 8K time since his 25:07.9 clocking at last season's Stampede meet where he also finished second overall. Joining Ahart across the finish line for the Bulls were junior Mike Pressler in fourth place in 25:28.7 and sophomore Alex Saavedra in fifth place in 25:33.4. Sophomore Zach Krause was eighth in 25:38.1. FreshmanCameron Bruce finished 11th in 25:45.3 with senior Isaac Hagen 12th in 25:45.9 and freshman Austin Coneys 13rh in 25:49.7.

September 4, 2012

Bulls Open 2012 Campaign at Colgate's Harry Lang Meet

Both of the University at Buffalo's cross country teams opened the 2012 season at Colgate University's Harry Lang Invitational with fourth-place finishes among 11 teams. In the men's race, contested at 6,400 meters, the Bulls, ranked 11th in the Northeast Region by the USTFCCCA scored 118 points. Syracuse (22), Navy (56) and American (78), all regionally ranked, finished ahead of the Bulls. In the women's meet, run at 4,200 meters, the Bulls totaled 111 points to finish fourth behind Syracuse (24), Bucknell (60) and Navy (67).

Ahart Tops Men's Competitors

Leading the men's team individually at the Harry Lang meet was junior Zach Ahart with a 14th-place finish among 106 entrants. Ahart turned in a course time of 20:36. Besides Ahart, four other Bulls finished among the top 35. Sophomore Alex Saavedra finished 20th in 20:50. Isaac Hagen was 31st in 21:16 with Tyler Murtha finishing 33rd in 21:19 and freshman Brian Crimmins taking 35th place in 21:21. American's John Pope won the individual title in 20:03 with Syracuse runners taking the next four slots.

Leo Leads Women's Squad

UB's top women's runner on Saturday was sophomore Gabby Leo, who took 13th place among 110 entrants in 16:47. Joining Leo as UB's next four finishers were freshman Kaitlin McCadden in 16:55 for 19th place, senior Sam Beim in 17:01 for 23rd place, senior Emma Denton in 17:06 for 28th place and seniorCaitlin Curry in 17:11 for 31st place. Navy's Annie-Norah Beveridge won the race in 15:51 with Syracuse racers taking the next four positions.

UB Stampede Coming to Beaver Island

After taking the upcoming week off from competition, UB hosts the annual UB Stampede meet on Saturday, September 15 at Beaver Island State Park on Grand Island. The women's 5K race will begin at noon with the men's 8K race to follow at 12:45 pm. Both teams won last year's meet as the UB women scored 16 points to defeat California University of Pennsylvania (52) with Rochester, St. Bonaventure and Geneseo State also participating. The UB men collected 21 points to easily outdistance second-place Rochester's 53. Zach Ahart finished second in 25:07.9 as UB's top individual with Alex Saavedra third in 25:08.9. In the women's 6K race, the Bulls posted six of the top eight finishers, including the first four across the line. Katie Sanders led the Bulls as the only individual to finish under 19 minutes (18:57). Gabby Leo was second in 19:04 and Jackie Cavalluzzo and Caitlin Curry took third and fourth, respectively, with both crossing the finish line in 19:06. 

Men's Cross Country With Highest Finish In School History - June 11, 2012

The University at Buffalo men's cross country team had its best season in 2011, notching career bests at the Mid-American Conference Championships and the NCAA Northeast Regionals, which was hosted by Buffalo. Read more..

May 24, 2012

BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo men's cross country squad announced its team awards for the 2011 season. Head coach Vicki Mitchell and her staff made the following presentations: Alex Saavedra was named as Top Newcomer; Mike Pressler earned the Most Improved Award; Dylan Conway won the Coaches' Award and John Inzina was selected as the Most Valuable Runner.

May 24, 2012
BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo women's cross country squad announced its team awards for the 2011 season. Head coach Vicki Mitchell and her staff made the following presentations: Christina Clarkin was named as Top Newcomer; Jackie Cavalluzzo earned the Most Improved Award; Katie Sanders won the Coaches' Award and Sam Beim was selected as the Most Valuable Runner.

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