Rodriguez Leads Marist at MAAC Championships

By Sam Higuera

MONTGOMERY – Junior Gabriel Rodriguez led the men’s cross country team with a 19th-place finish at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday at Twin Ponds on the Farm. Marist finished in fifth place as a team with 115 points.

Rodriguez finished the 8km course in 25:47.9 to secure the top-20 finish. The rest of the Red Foxes’ scorers included Kieran Donnelly (23rd, 26:10.6), Sean Dearie (24th, 26:13.4), Tyler Perry (32nd, 26:13.4), John Ignacz (33rd, 26:35.7), Raffi Buchakjian (35th, 26:37.7), and Jeremy Mbogo (47th, 27:06.3). Dearie and Buchakjian earned MAAC All-Rookie honors as they were the fourth and fifth freshmen to cross the finish line.

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships
Saturday, October 28, 2023
Twin Ponds on the Farm,
Montgomery, NY
Men’s team standings

1-Iona 19, 2-Siena 81, 3-Rider 99, 4-Canisius 102, 5-Marist 115, 6-Mount Saint Mary’s 197, 7-Niagara 212, 8-Manhattan 233, 9-Quinnipiac 239, 10-Fairfield 240, 11-Saint Peter’s 359

Men’s individual results, 8km course
19-Gabriel Rodriguez 25:47.9
23-Kieran Donnelly 26:10.6
24-Sean Dearie 26:13.4
32-Tyler Perry 26:31.1
33-John Ignacz 26:35.7
35-Raffi Buchakjian 26:37.7
47-Jeremy Mbogo 27:06.3
52-Dennis Love 27:13.2
54-Ian Wiesinger 27:19.7
56-Thomas Cavuoto 27:31.5
57-Francisco Mendonca 27:33.2
64-Alexander Pattison 27:49.4
68-Jack Dovaras 27:59.7
70-Matthew Ferreri 28:03.5
71-Ryan Wisker 28:04.0
73-Christian Locker 28:05.5
77-Alexander Ushchak 28:17.0
84-Anthony Citera 28:24.1
87-Thomas Rogers 28:34.4
95-Mason Mayer 28:55.7
115-Seamus Reidy 30:15.8
126 finishers

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