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Canisius cross country set for NCAA Northeast Regional

CANISIUS COLLEGE ATHLETICS

Women's_XC_Group photo
DATE: Friday, Nov. 9
TIME: Women's 6K - 11 a.m. | Men's 10K - 12 p.m.
LOCATION: Buffalo, N.Y.
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The Canisius cross country programs postseason schedule continues across town with the NCAA Northeast Regional at the Audubon Golf Course Friday morning. The University at Buffalo will host this year's event.
 
Last Time Out
• The Golden Griffins are coming off the MAAC Championships where the men placed seventh and the women finished fifth.
• Senior Siobhan Quinn and junior Nick Neamtu both earned All-MAAC honors for their top-15 finishes at the league championships.
• Quinn crossed the line in second place with a time of 21:32.
• Neamtu finished the men's 8K in 25:39 to take ninth place overall.
• Freshman Michael Peppy finished with a time of 26:30 in 35th position. Juniors Anthony Belfatto and Henry Burton also recorded top-50 finishes with times of 26:35 and 26:37, respectively.
• Senior Paul Henry rounded out the Golden Griffins men's top-five, clocking in at 26:45.
• Senior Carlin Sullivan placed 16th with a time of 22:29, followed by fellow seniors Kayla Stewart (23:21), Aileen Doyle (23:32) and ­sophomore Emily Scheck (23:39).
• The women's top-five all finished in the top-50 of the women's 6K event.
 
NCAA Regional History
• The men's teams best finish at the NCAA Northeast Regional came back in 1995 when they placed eighth.
• In 1992, the women's team recorded a program best second place finish.
• Quinn finished 27th at the 2017 Regional with a time of 22:32, the best performance by a Griff in the 6K event in school history.
• Belfatto placed 139th a year ago with a time of 34:37 while teammate Josh Sopchak placed 157th with a mark of 34:57 to help the Blue and Gold secure a tenth-place team finish.
 
Coach Huckle's Take
"We are excited for it, it is not often that we get to sleep in our own beds the night before a big race, so that will give us an advantage. We are looking forward to having the regionals in Buffalo again this year and welcoming teams to Buffalo with high 30's temperatures, persistent rain and a muddy course, things we deal with all the time."
 
Up Next
• Select runners from each program will run in the ECAC/IC4A Championships, which take place at Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, N.Y. on Nov. 17