October 20, 2013

Driscoll finishes 4th to lead Cardinals

HARTFORD, Conn. —Reigning SUNY Athletic Conference Female Runner of the Week Kelley Driscoll continued her streak of top-five finishes with a fourth-place finish to lead the Plattsburgh State women’s cross-country team at the Connecticut College Invitational on Saturday morning.

Tufts ran away with the team title, boasting three top-10 finishers as well as a team score of just 52 points. Ohio Wesleyan was the next, accumulating 97 points. By amassing 282 points, the Cardinals recorded a 12th-place team finish in the 21-team field.

Taking part in her final tune-up race before the SUNYAC Cross-Country Championships, Driscoll ran her best race of the season so far, traversing the six-kilometer course in a time of 22:01. That particular time is the fastest 6K time for the Geneva product this season.

Complementing Driscoll’s strong finish was Katie Ehmann, who put forth a top-20 effort of her own. Ehmann, who hails from Kingston, was clocked in a time of 22:40 to earn a 17th-place finish.

Bouncing back from a difficult race her last time out, freshman Lauren Perschetz recorded a 6K personal best of 24:33 en route to a 90th-place finish. Junior Amanda Joskow was right behind her teammate, as she registered a 91st-place finish in a time of 24:37. Joskow’s 6K effort was her fastest of the season thus far.

Continuing the trend of personal bests, freshman Morgan Deming shaved nearly one minute off of her previous best with a 126th-place time of 25:06.


The Plattsburgh State men’s cross-country team, meanwhile, posted an 18th-place finish.

Keene State exited the course with the team title after finishing with 74 points. Coast Guard accumulated just three more points (77) than the Owls to finish second among the 21-team field. Plattsburgh State collected 479 team points in the eight-kilometer race.

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