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Polster Leads Men’s Cross Country to Baruch Win; Women Take Second

RIVERDALE, NY –The Yeshiva University men’s cross country team took first place in the 14th Annual Baruch College Cross Country Invitational at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx on Sunday morning in the eight kilometer race. The Maccabee women took second in the 5k event, narrowly edged by the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Senior Noam Polster led the men with a time of 31:01, coming in seventh place overall and fourth place among all scoring runners. Sophomore Avraham Raichman had an excellent debut, coming in just behind him with a time of 31:12. Senior Shuey Mirkin rounded out the top three, coming in with a time of 31:53, seventh among competitors from scoring schools.

For the women, sophomore Laurel Aaronson got her second season with Yeshiva up to an impressive start, coming in fourth place with a time of 27:19. Junior Lyndsey Pere clocked in at 28:58, coming in 13th overall and 11th in the scoring. Right behind Pere was senior Naomi Krohner, finishing with a time of 29:43.

It is the fourth time in five years the Maccabees have competed at the Baruch Invitational. Likewise, it is the fourth time in that span that the Yeshiva has placed second; for the men it represents their second championship, having previously claimed the title in 2012.

Credit – YUMACS.COM

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