Cross Country Competes at Lafayette Invitational


EASTON, Pa. – The University of Pennsylvania men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at the Lafayette Leopard Invitational Saturday morning. Penn came away victorious in both races, accumulating 69 points in the men’s race and 76 points in the women’s contest.

Brian Goldberg had the highest finish for the men, coming in fourth place overall at 25:30. Brian Trembley (25:37.90), Ian Foley (25:41.50) and Reid McEwen (25.44.60) also all finished in the Top 10. Larry Contrella (25:50.50) and Michael LaQuaglia (25:52.30) finished 11th and 12th, respectively.

The men’s 69 points was the best in the 14-team field.

For the women, Stacy Kim was the top overall finisher at 20:13.10, while twin sister Claire Kim finished third (20:34.80). Other notable performances were turned in by Leah Brogan (21:12.10), Kinjal Parikh (21:12.70), Christina Morrison (21:20.20), Jamie Liberti (21:32.40) and Carol Xu (21:49.70).

Columbia was the women’s closest competition, finishing with 157 points in the 13-team field.

Both teams will now gear up for the Heptagonal Championships, which take place Friday,Oct. 27 at Van Cortlandt Park in New York City.