Oct. 16, 2006
Albany, N.Y. - Colgate University cross country senior Michael Hanlon (Ann Arbor, Mich.) captured his second race this season, earning top honors at the 40th annual Albany Invitational. Hanlon covered the 8k course with a course-record time of 24:23.8, outrunning his nearest competitor by 21 seconds.
Missing a few runners due to injury, the men's harriers finished 11th in a field of 27 teams with 312 points. University of New Hampshire won the meet with a low score of 65.
Five Raiders posted personal best times on Albany's Campus Course this afternoon. Freshman Bryan Kretschmer (Ramsey, N.J.) and sophomore Emmett Weatherford (Keaau, Hawaii) pace each other over the 8k race, crossing the line just two seconds apart. Krestchmer improved his personal best time by 22 seconds, finishing in 26:12, while Weatherford dropped 17 seconds off of his career best time with a time of 26:14.
Senior Andrew Isabel (North Andover, Mass.) was next across the line for Colgate with a season-fast time of 27:19. Junior Jeffrey Tufts (Wells, Maine) rounded out the scoring contingent for the Raiders, hitting the tape in 27:50.
Freshmen Jeremy Fisher (Fredericksburg, Va.) and Erik French (Canton, N.Y.) rounded out Colgate's corps with respective times of 28:39 and 29:08.
The Raiders will take a one-week hiatus as they prepare for the Patriot League Championship on Oct. 28. Colgate will host the meet with the men's race kicking off at 11:30 a.m., on the Harry Lang Cross Country Course.