McAneny Leads Men's Cross Country To First Place at Mike Woods Invitational

MT. MORRIS, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo senior Sean McAneny finished first out of 330 runners to lead the Knights to first place out of 24 teams at the 39th-Annual Mike Woods Invitational at Letchworth State Park, Saturday. 

HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • McAneny covered the eight-kilometer course in 25:21.8, besting the field by over 13 seconds, leading seven Knights in the top-13.
  • Junior Matt Sayre (25:53.0) and senior Luke Holtzman (25:54.4) crossed fifth and sixth, respectively. 
  • Senior Justin Hoelzl finished 10th (26:07.9) to lead a group of four consecutive Geneseo finishers. 
  • First-year Ezra Ruggles (26:10.3) finished 11th, followed by senior Lucas Sutton (26:10.6) in 12th and sophomore Riley Grossman (26:11.4) in 13th to complete the Knights' top-seven. 
  • Geneseo compiled 33 points to best runner-up Ithaca (78) along with Brockport (112), TCNJ (120) and Oneonta (138) in the top-five. 

TOP GENESEO FINISHERS 

1. Sean McAneny 25:21.8
5. Matt Sayre 25:53.0
6. Luke Holtzman 25:54.4
10. Justin Hoelzl 26:07.9
11. Ezra Ruggles 26:10.3
12. Lucas Sutton 26:10.6
13. Riley Grossman 26:11.4 

WHAT'S NEXT

Geneseo will send runners to the Lehigh Paul Short Run (9:30 a.m.) and the Houghton Highlander Invitational (11:00 a.m.) next Saturday (Oct. 5).