PHILADELPHIA -- Felician College sophomore Sylvia Bialy (Lodi, N.J.) placed 56th out of 144 entrants in the women's half of the Jack St. Clair Memorial Cross-Country Invitational, hosted by Philadelphia University on Saturday morning at Belmont Plateau.
Belmont Plateau, located inside Fairmount Park, is the location of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Championship race on October 21. Saturday's event, Felician's second at Belmont this season, gave the Golden Falcons an extra chance to preview the course. The Jack St. Clair course, however, was 6,000 meters, 1K longer than the CACC race.
Bialy crossed the finish line four minutes ahead of any of her teammates on Saturday, turning in a time of 28 minutes, 12 seconds. Andrea Sarracino (Wood-Ridge, N.J.), after ending up as Felician's No. 5 runner last week, re-staked her claim as the team's No. 2, finishing 120th in 32:42.
The other three Golden Falcon scorers finished in a pack within seven seconds of each other. Freshman Michelle Camacho (Moonachie, N.J.) was 124th in 33:24, followed by sophomores Lianne Rossi (Nutley, N.J.) (125th, 33:26) and Samantha Kamphausen (East Rutherford, N.J.) (127th, 33:31).
Felician ended up in 16th position in the team standings, scoring 425 points. Bloomsburg University earned a convincing team victory with 25 points, putting all seven of their official line-up among the top 11 runners. Bloomsburg junior Victoria Davis was the individual champion in 22:27.