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The final stretch

Graduate student Dan Savage set a personal best at the IC4A championship (Photos courtesy of Tom Connelly).

Men’s and women’s cross country finishes season at championships

The St. Joe’s men’s and women’s cross country teams concluded the 2017 season with the IC4A and ECAC championships, respectively. The men finished third in a field of 25 teams, while the women finished fifth in a field of 25 teams.

For the men, tri-captain graduate student Dan Savage led the way in his final race, finishing with a time of 25:37.9, good for a personal best and an 11th place finish in a field of 203. Following behind was sophomore Zach Michon, who finished 18th with a time of 25:49.7.

Senior David Dorsey had a 32nd place finish in 26:08.4 and junior Jack Daly came in 35th at 26:12.1. Completing the scoring for the Hawks was senior Collin Crilly, who ran a time of 26:16.7 and earned a 40th place finish. Each of the Hawks’ top five scorers earned IC4A honors.

It was Savage’s last collegiate race after five years of representing the crimson and gray. While he’s generally grown to think of the Atlantic 10 championships and Regionals as the bigger races, Savage understood the importance of this particular IC4A.

“This race meant alot to me,” Savage said. “I’m going to miss the team environment, a place where guys come together and give everything they have to improve day in and day out. I hope to find something like it again.”

Savage has left his mark on St. Joe’s throughout his years with the program, especially when it comes to his fellow teammates.

“I hope I’ve left a good message for all the people that I’ve gotten to run with,” Savage said. “I just try to be a leader.”

Senior Cassidy Weimer finished 8th in a field of 210.

For the women, co-captain and senior Cassidy Weimer also ran her final race. Going out with a bang, Weimer led the team with an eighth place finish in a field of 210, crossing the finish line at 18:10.8.

Junior Lucy Harmon finished 15th in 18:20.3. With their performances, Weimer and Harmon both earned All-ECAC honors.

Junior Lindsey Oremus came in 47th with a time of 18:52.1. Rounding out the top five for the Hawks were sophomore Emily Bracken in 63rd at 19:11.7 and graduate student and co-captain Sydney Coughlin in 66th at 19:12.1.

“The last race was really great,” Weimer said. “ECACs is always a nice way to end the season together after only having a small portion of the team together for A-10s and regionals.”

Reminiscing about her time at St. Joe’s, Weimer shared a similar feeling with Savage about missing the team aspect.

“After spending three seasons together each year, we’ve all created such a close bond that I know I’ll cherish forever,” Weimer said.

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