Albano Earns Third Straight Win, Felician Sixth At Lehigh

Albano Earns Third Straight Win, Felician Sixth At Lehigh

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Senior Rob Albano (Pompton Plains, N.J.) won his third consecutive race and classmate Taylor Trumbetti (Montvale, N.J.) also finished in the top 10 as the Felician College men's cross-country team took on more than 300 other runners in the College White Race at the 39th Annual Lehigh University Paul Short Run, held Friday afternoon on Lehigh's Goodman campus.

Felician, ranked No. 9 in the NCAA Division II East Region, finished in sixth place as a team among a field of 36 D-II, D-III, and NJCAA schools from throughout the northeast. The Golden Falcons, with 211 points, topped three other Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference programs in attendance.

Albano bested 321 other entrants, clocking an 8,000-meter time of 25 minutes, 24 seconds and crossing the line 25 seconds ahead of his nearest competitor. He has won all three races he has entered this season, running his total to eight invitational victories for his career.

The Golden Falcons received season best performances from Trumbetti and freshman Tom Cooke (Clarksboro, N.J.). Trumbetti placed seveth overall in 26:43, and Cooke was Felician's No. 3 man, coming in in 28:01 for 61st place.

Also scoring for Felician were sophomores Joe Eagan (Haddonfield, N.J.) (70th, 28:12) and Keenan Huggins-Filozof (Farmingdale, N.J.) (75th, 28:17). The Golden Falcons' No. 6 and 7 men, freshman Aiden Lynch (Marlton, N.J.) (87th, 28:25) and sophomore Stephen Omari (Cherry Hill, N.J.) (111th, 28:52) also broke 29 minutes.

Washington and Lee University was the team champion with 59 points, placing its entire seven-man line-up in the top 30.