Runners Compete at Capital District Classic

The men’s and women’s runners of New Paltz traveled to Troy, NY on Saturday to compete in the Capital District Classic hosted by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). A number of student-athletes had solid outings at the non-scoring meet, which featured 12 schools.

The New Paltz men were led by sophomore Joseph Gentsch who finished third out of 37 runners in the 800 meter run in a time of 1:57.61. Dan Caruso ran the same event in 2:08.48. First year Dexter Larson posted an impressive 17:16.81 in the 5000 meters, for a seventh place finish in a field of 24 runners. Robert Webster and Doug Templeton each ran the 1500-meter and clocked times of 4:40.96 and 4:42.73, respectively.

For the women, sophomore Danielle Harmon took third in the 5000 meters in 20:10.75. Junior Lisa Cassaro finished 13th out of 38 in the 1500 meter in 5:15.30 and Lisa Brown finished in 5:19.06 while Alex Berenis crossed in 5:22.29. Kristina Rolla ran a 1:08.55 in the 400-meter dash and Amanda Ward posted a 12:59.68 in the 3000 meter steeplechase.