Cleveland, OH – Geneva’s cross country teams got their season’s underway on Saturday on a wet track. Both the men’s and women’s teams competed against opponents from NCAA Division’s I through III. On the men’s side, the Golden Tornadoes finished in eighth place out of 12 teams, while the women’s team fared much better. Geneva’s women brought home a third place finish out of 14 competing schools.
In men’s action, Andrew Foxenberg led Geneva with a 14th place overall finish with a time of 27:13 on the 8K course. Teammate John Perkins was Geneva’s next best finisher in 49th place in a time of 28:25.
On the women’s side, Dee Koutsourais, Geneva’s only senior, finished 10th overall in a time of 19:43 on the 5K course. Beth Bartolomeo was 12th in 19:45, while Rebecca VanRegenmorter came home in 23rd place with a final time of 20:02. Geneva’s women place a total of six runners in the top 50.
|Following are the finishes and times of Geneva’s men and women:|
|Andrew Foxenberg (14) 27:13||Dee Koutsourais (10) 19:42|
|John Perkins (49) 28:25||Beth Bartolomeo (12) 19:43|
|Phil Falk (53) 28:34||Rebecca VanRegenmorter (23) 20:02|
|Josh Falk (60) 28:56||Susan Fletcher (32) 20:20|
|John Heft (84) 29:54||Sara Morrison (37) 20:30|
|Jeremy Honhold (103) 30:35||Marsha Miller (46) 20:58|
|David Terenzoni (113) 30:58||Nicole Okerlund (81) 22:07|
|Matthew Gessner (141) 33:47||Deborah Sweigert (109) 22:57|
|Kim Slater (139) 25:02|
|Caitlin Vickery (140) 25:15|
Geneva College was selected to join the Undergraduate Microbial Genome Annotation Program, an initiative of the Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute (JGI).