Santuoso Takes Second at Nevins Invitational
Men's team places fifth overall
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. - The Catholic University of America men's cross country squad ran against some of the top teams in D-II and D-III and the team fared well giving head coach Mark Robinson confidence going into next week's conference meet. With Paul Santuoso (Miami, Fla./Belen Jesuit) placing second and the team running to fifth place CUA looks to be hitting its peak at the right time in the season.
Santuoso came in second running a 16:24 beating out runners from #18 East Stroudsburg (in D-II) and #3 NYU. The race was the best of his collegiate career as he now looks ahead to next weekend. This marks the sixth meet in a row that he has been the top runner for CUA.
Other notable performances included Andrew Smith (Arlington, Tenn./Bolton) in 27th with a 17:34, Scott Pospiech (Ocean, N.J./Holy Spirit) in 40th running to a 18:27 and Alex Maro (Haddon Township, N.J./Haddon Township) taking 42nd in 18:32. The team finished in fifth place with 148 points, NYU won with 35 and East Stroudsburg took second garnering 71.
Next Saturday the Cards will be in Salisbury, Md., for the CAC conference meet.