PHILADELPHIA -- Senior Rob Albano (Pompton Plains, N.J.) won the Philly Metro Small College Invitational for the fourth consecutive year, leading the Felician College men's cross-country team to a second-place finish out of 14 schools on Saturday morning at Belmont Plateau.
Albano was victorious in an invitational for the second consecutive week and the seventh time in his career, including a four-year sweep of the Philly Metro meet. On Saturday, his 27:28 for five miles was 30 seconds better than his nearest competitor. 113 runners finished the men's portion of the event.
However, the Golden Falcons, ranked No. 7 in the Division-II East Region, were edged by a single point, 40-41, by No. 10 Wilmington (Del.) University for the team title. A team enters seven runners, with the top five scoring, and a runner's place in the race determines his point total. Wilmington's second, third, and fourth runners all finished ahead of their counterpart for Felician.
Felician seniors Taylor Trumbetti (Montvale, N.J.) (5th, 28:25) and Tim Kicha (Saddle Brook, N.J.) (8th, 28:56) also finished in the top 10. The Golden Falcons' other two scorers were sophomores Keenan Huggins-Filozof (Farmingdale, N.J.) (15th, 29:44) and Joe Eagan (Haddonfield, N.J.) (16th, 29:46).