Saints Run 2nd; Vielhauer Earns All League honors
The 26th-ranked St. Lawrence University men's cross country team, led by senior Dadley Ogetii, placed four runners in the top 10 to finish in second place at the Liberty League Championships at Bard College on Saturday morning.
Ogetii was second in the eight-kilometer race, finishing in 25 minutes and 39.5 seconds, a pace of 5:10 per mile and just 0.8 seconds behind the individual winner, Ithaca College's Chris Singer. Evan Page finished 8.3 seconds behind Ogetii, placing fourth overall, while Patrick Mortensen was seventh. All three earned First-Team All-Liberty League honors.
Ogdensburg's Nick Vielhauer finished 10th to earn Second-Team All-Liberty League recognition.
Fifteenth-ranked Rensselaer won the meet with 33 points, with St. Lawrence 17 points behind, nine points ahead of 27th-ranked Ithaca.
"I'm very proud of the entire team today. All four seniors ran their last Liberty League cross country championship in style, all finishing in the top 10. Evan set the early pace for the group with Pat and Nick close behind. Dadley emerged mid-race as our team leader down the stretch and nearly netted us our first individual champion since Joseph Smith in 2015. This team has been trending up since the start of the season. Today was another great step in the right direction which makes us all the more excited to be hosting the NCAA qualifier in two weeks", said SLU Coach John Newman.
St. Lawrence Top Seven Runners
2nd - Dadley Ogetii (25:39.5)
4th - Evan Page (25:47.8)
7th - Patrick Mortensen (25:54.2)
10th - Nicholas Vielhauer (26:05.1)
30th - Jackson Hamilton (27:01.9)
32nd - Dexter Benkard (27:05.6)
41st - Matt Abell (27:27.0)
Up Next: NCAA Atlantic Regional at St. Lawrence, Nov. 16.