Both Men and Women Runners finish sixth overall at Codfish Bowl Invitational

By Chris Medeiros

Sports Editor

Senior runner Andy Sukeforth leads the Bears pack as he nears finish line. Photo courtesy of Michael Holbrook
Senior runner Andy Sukeforth leads the Bears pack as he nears finish line.
Photo courtesy of Michael Holbrook

 

The Bridgewater State mens’ and womens’ cross-country teams each took a sixth place finish on Saturday at the Codfish Bowl Invitational held at Franklin Park in Boston, MA.

 

The BSU athletes put together a strong performance at the event, proving they could keep up with top-of-the-line competition.

 

The BSU men runners were led by senior Andy Sukeforth, who put together an outstanding performance, placing third overall out of 107 runners in the race.

 

Sukeforth completed the 8-kilometer course with a time of 28:10, trailing the race’s winner by 19 seconds.

 

The BSU Lady Bears squad was led by senior Krysta Zbikowski, who finished 38th out of 141 runners, completing the course in a time of 21:16.

 

Freshman Ann Pollock was not far behind Zbikowski in the race, finishing 43rd overall.

 

The BSU women runner’s top five all finished within the top 55 spots of the race. Meanwhile, the mens’ top five runners finished within the top 78 spots of the race.

 

It was a good effort for the Bears who will look to carry the momentum next weekend when the compete in at the Tri-State Invitational hosted by CCRI.

 

Chris Medeiros is the Sports Editor for The Comment. Email him at cmedeiros@student.bridgew.edu.

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