With the weather getting colder and leaves turning colors, fall sports are beginning to come to an end, or in the case of the Drew cross country teams, head into championships. On Saturday, Oct. 27 the men’s and women’s cross country teams traveled to Union Canal Tunnel Park to compete in the Landmark Conference Championships.
The men placed in seventh, paced by Christian Parenti (‘19), who has consistently led the Rangers this season. Despite the wet conditions, Parenti finished the 8,000 meter course in 29:53, his best time. He was followed closely behind by Sebastian Alvarez (‘22), who stopped the clock in 32:22. Nicholas Smale (‘19), Tony Colbert (‘19) and Tony Pham (‘22) all scored for the Rangers, finishing in 32:39, 34:26 and 36:27, respectively. Smale and Pham both turned in season-best times in the competition. The Rangers edged Goucher College by two po
ints to place in seventh with a team score of 228. Elizabethtown College took the title with a score of 44.
On the women’s side, Violet Kimble (‘21) led the Rangers, finishing the 6,000 meter course with a career-best 25:58. Mollie Ankrom (‘21) was not far behind, finishing in 27:25. Cara O’Leary (‘19), Arya Bondre (‘21) and Emily Rosales (‘19) all competed for the Rangers, finishing the course in 29:44, 30:27 and 36:25. They finished with a team score of 215, good for a seventh place finish. Elizabethtown College won the women’s title with a score of 42.
Both teams are back in action on Saturday, Nov. 3 for ECAC Championships in Milton, N.Y.