The Drew Rangers continued their season at the Osprey Open at Stockton University in Galloway, N.J. The men finished the meet in 11 place out of 14 and the women finished 11 out of 12.
While it was not the Rangers’ strongest performance of the season, there were several bright spots for both the men and women. On the women’s side, Violet Kimble (‘21) finished 49 out of 117 runners, with a time of 28:00 on the 6,000 meter course.
Shortly behind, Mollie Ankrom (‘21) finished the race in 65 with a time of 29:24 and Gabriela Garcia (‘21) placed 89th with a time of 32:34. Rounding out the women’s race were Arya Bondre (‘21) (95th, 33:06), Micela Genua (‘22) (96th, 33:20), and Brooke Timinski (‘22) finished 102nd with a time of 35:04.
While she did not compete in this race, runner Cara O’Leary (‘19) said of the team, “Everyone is so positive. We all support each other and push each other to do our best. Both the men’s and women’s teams support each other when we’re not competing.”
As for the men’s team, Sebastian Alvarez (‘22) paced the Rangers as he finished with a team best time of 30:33, good enough for 49th of 112 runners. Christian Parenti (‘19), who lead the Rangers in their last race in the Kutztown Challenge, finished second for the Rangers with a time of 32:01. Rounding out the Rangers squad, were Nicholas Smale (‘19) (85th, 35:38), Tony Tony Pham (‘22) (101st, 38:42), and Neelesh Kantheti (‘22) (105th, 43:27).
The Rangers look to rebound with a stronger finish this weekend in the College of Staten Island Invitational on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. The race will be held at Clove Lakes Park in Staten Island, N.Y.