The C.W. Post men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the NCAA East Regional meet on Sunday, October 6th, in Boston. The men’s team finished 8th out of a field of 25 teams, while the women walked away with a 17th place finish out of 27 teams.
Junior Christian Altamura was the first Pioneer to cross the finish line in the men’s race, completing the course with a time of 32:45.3 and placing 24th overall. Next was junior Matthew O’Keefe, who finished in 31st place with a time of 33:02.1. Three spots later was graduate student Richard Schmitz, who ran a 33:18.1 to take 34th place, followed by junior Raymond Coyle, whose 33:39.3 finished earned him 45th place.
On the girls’ side, sophomore Jennifer McLaughlin led the team with a time of 25:02.8 to finish in 71st place overall. Freshman Alexa Montegari came in second on the team and 77th overall when she finished the race in a time of 25:13.2, and sophomore Angelica Price ran a 25:42.2 to come in third for the Pioneers and break the top one hundred runners with a 95th place finish.