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SLU Harriers Run Well At Purple Valley Classic

Dadley Ogetii finished in eighth place to lead the 35th-ranked St. Lawrence University men's cross country team to a seventh-place finish at the highly-competitive Purple Valley Classic hosted by Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, on Saturday afternoon.

Ogetii finished the eight-kilometer race in 26 minutes, 49.7 seconds, a pace of 5:24 per mile. He was 42.4 seconds behind the overall winner, Aidan Ryan of Williams. Evan Page finished 20th for the Saints in 27:15.4.

Patrick Mortensen, the reigning Liberty League Performer of the Week, was tripped up early in the race and was unable to finish. Ogdensburg's Nick Vielhauer was the Saints' third runner in 62nd place in 28:10.3.

Williams, ranked second nationally, won the team title with 31 points in the 19-team field. Tenth-ranked MIT was second with 56 points, with 16th-ranked RPI third with 91. Middlebury, ranked 22nd, was fourth, 19th-ranked Amherst was fifth, and 34th-ranked Connecticut College was sixth, just 11 points ahead of the Saints.

St. Lawrence Top-Seven Runners

8th – Dadley Ogetii (26:49.7)

20th – Evan Page (27:15.4)

62nd – Nicholas Vielhauer (28:10.3)

68th – Jackson Hamilton (28:17.7)

87th – Dexter Benkard (28:40.6)

92nd – George Gowdy (28:44.9)

132nd – Peter DiNinno (29:30.6)

Up Next: Ronald C. Hoffmann Invitational/Pre-Regional, Saturday, October 12

Kluchinski Leads Women’s Cross Country at Williams

Catherine Kluchinski posted a top-20 finish to lead the St. Lawrence University women's cross country team to a seventh-place finish at the highly-competitive Purple Valley Classic hosted by Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts on Saturday afternoon.

Kluchinski covered the six-kilometer course in 23 minutes, 58.2 seconds, a pace of 6:26 per mile, to finish in 19th place. Ashley Walker (31st) and Sophie Brzezinski also posted top-50 finishes for the Saints. Sabrina Gronisiewicz of Tufts won the race in 22:42.2

Eighth-ranked Tufts won the team title, scoring 60 points in the 14-team field. Fourth-ranked Williams was eight points behind in second, while fifth-ranked MIT was third with 72 points. Rensselaer, ranked 10th nationally, was fourth, while 19th-ranked Middlebury was fifth.  Amherst finished sixth with 198 points, with the Saints 14 points behind.

St. Lawrence Top-Seven Runners

19th – Catherine Kluchinski (23:58.2)

31st – Ashley Walker (24:27.1)

43rd – Sophie Brzezinski (24:42.0)

78th – Kayla Beck (25:57.8)

85th – Haylei Coolican (26:07.7)

97th – Jaden Phillips (26:30.8)

103rd – Sadie Lingelbach-Pierce (26:37.7)

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