The Men's and Women's Cross Country teams hit the road this past Saturday to participate in the Penn State Fayette Invitational. Heavy rains plagued the course as the runners stamped through the muddy terrain. Depite the weather, both PSWS Men's and Women's teams took home 1st place team trophies.
Leading the women's team, freshman Kim Gaik came in at 24:09 , fourth in the race overall. Also coming in in the top ten for the women was sophomore Kerry Wittich in 7th place at 25:16. Marissa Rinaldi, Angela Altier and Breanna Toolan came in 11th, 12th and 14th, respectively, adding to the team score and sealing the victory.
The men's race was led by freshman John Ciccone, clocking in a 31:11 time for the rainy 8k in Lemont Furnace, PA. Junior Chas Bryant came in 5th at 32:31 and freshman Drew Evans and sophomore Jamie Dodgson came in the top 15 rounding out the PSWS men's team score and sealing a second victory for Scranton.
The teams hit the trail again this Saturday as they take part in the PSU Wilkes Barre Inviatational at 12 pm.