Men’s Cross Country Places 35th at 2019 NCAA Northeast Regionals

Men’s Cross Country Places 35th at 2019 NCAA Northeast Regionals

RESULTS

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Racing against the best competition the Northeast has to offer, the Sacred Heart men's cross country team posted a 35th place finish out of 37 teams on a modified road course on Friday morning. Harvard claimed the victory with 59 team points on the day.

The 6k race was moved by the NCAA Track & Field and Cross Country Committee from the Audubon Golf Course in Buffalo to a road course due to concerns with poor footing, ice and student-athlete safety. The late change in plans was a welcome change for the Pioneers as all seven in competition on Friday posted personal-best 10k times in the action.

  • Leading the Pioneers with the fastest time on the team for the sixth time in seven appearances in 2019 was junior Moetiz Shilleh who placed 214th overall with a time of 32:56.6
  • Running in his second career NCAA Regional, Shilleh moved up 16 spots from his 230th place finish in the 2018 event while he improved a considerable amount from his time of 39:13.8 last season
  • Packing up well with Shilleh was classmate Ryan Corbett who was second-fastest on the team with his 223rd place result as he clocked in at 33:15.2
  • Senior Nicholas Pandolfo finished his final NCAA Regional appearance in 227th place as he managed a time of 33:22.2 in the 10k event
  • Rounding out the scoring on the day for SHU was senior Justin Klotz (247th place, 34:23.3) and junior Christopher Gillis (257th, 35:24.9)
  • Also competing for the Pioneers was junior Sean Murray (260th, 35:53.3)

NEXT UP

The Pioneers conclude the 2019 season on Saturday, November 23rd with an appearance in the IC4A Championships which will be held at the Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.