Women Place 2nd at Region XV Cross Country Championships; Dieter Gutbrod Places 4th Overall in Men's Race
SUNKEN MEADOW STATE PARK, NY - The FIT Cross Country Team was at the Region XV Championships in late October, held at Sunken Meadow State Park in Kings Park, NY. The women's team placed 2nd overall, only 5 points away from a Championship. FIT's lone male runner, Dieter Gutbrod, placed 4th overall amongst a 40 person field.
The FIT women were paced by Lisa Succo, who placed 3rd overall with a 22:34 time. Kelsey Oglesby and Saylor Kelly were right behind, placed 5th and 6th, respectively, with times of 22:49 and 23:17. Monica Paulson and Abbie Bautista rounded out the FIT scoring with 15th and 18th place finishes. After factoring in unattached finishes, the Tigers scored 34 team points.
Dieter Gutbrod ran his race in 29:47, a blistering pace of 5:57 over the course that landed him 4th overall. Queensborough CC placed 2 runners in the top 3, while Suffolk CC added the other. Suffolk pulled out the men's championship by one point.