Women's Cross Country Wins Season-Opener at St. John Fisher Invitational

PITTSFORD, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo first-year Ciara Knott finished first out of 125 runners to lead the Knights to a first-place finish at the St. John Fisher Terry Rodenbeck Invitational, Friday. 

HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • Knott covered the 4,000-meter course in a time of 15:11.9, besting the field by over 13 seconds
  • Four more Knights finished in the top-10. First-year Tori Fears placed fourth (15:43.3) followed by classmates Marcie Hogan (15:49.2) and Rachel Hirschkind (15:51.5) in sixth and seventh, resepectively. 
  • Junior Roisin O'Neill placed 10th (16:06.8) to complete Geneseo's top five.
  • The Knights compiled a winning score of 28 to edge runner-up RIT (33) and the host Cardinals (93) in the 10-team field.

TOP GENESEO FINISHERS
1. Ciara Knott 15:11.9
4. Tori Fears 15:43.3
6. Marcie Hogan 15:49.2
7. Rachel Hirschkind 15:51.5
10. Roisin O'Neill 16:06.8
12 Erin Eivers 16:08.3
13. Kathleen McCarey 16:09.3

TEAM SCORES
1. Geneseo 28
2. RIT 33
3. St. John Fisher 93
4. Nazareth 121
5. Houghton 123
6. Rochester 135
7. Alfred State 246
8. Alfred 258
9. Elmira 260
9. Corning C.C. 278

WHAT'S NEXT

Geneseo competes at the Rochester Yellowjacket Invitational on Saturday (Sept. 14) at 11:00 a.m.