SARATOGA – Senior Chris Martin posted a 14th place finish to lead the Plattsburgh State men’s cross country team to a fourth-place finish at the Saratoga Invitational hosted by RPI on Saturday.
Out of three SUNYAC institutions competing at the event, the Cardinals were the top finisher as they accumulated 134 points in the 8,000 meter run. Bates took the title in dominant fashion, posting just 15 points on the afternoon. Sixteen total teams comprised the field at Saratoga.
Martin, who crossed the line in a time of 26:07.33, picked up 13 points for Plattsburgh State and was one of three Cardinals who finished in the top 20. Mike Schram and Ryan Millar were the next finishers for the Cardinals. Schram took 26:17.01 to traverse the course and finished in 19th place while Millar earned 20th place, finishing less than one second behind his teammate with a time of 26:17.66.
Adam Shearer narrowly missed out on a top 20 finish, posting a time of 26:24.04 which was good for 22nd place.
Freshman Jason Flach rounded out the contingent of Cardinals that finished in the top 100 as he finished in 94th place with a time of 28:11.25.
Zach Rose was just out of contention for a spot in the top 100 finishers as he crossed the line in 101st place with a time of 28:22.79. John McKee was the final point-producing runner to finish for the Cardinals, posting a time of 31:12.16 and finishing in 155th.
In its final run before the SUNYAC Championships, Plattsburgh State heads to Watertown, Conn., next Saturday to take part in the Connecticut College Invitational. The race is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.
Driscoll Leads Cardinal Women
SARATOGA — Although it was knocked out of the USTFCCCA national rankings this week, the Plattsburgh State women’s cross country team didn’t let that bother them as the squad posted a second-place finish among a 12-team field at the Saratoga Invitational on Saturday.