BRONX, N.Y.—The Yeshiva University cross country teams competed in the York College Invitational at Van Cortlandt Park on Sunday. The women’s team earned bronze, with 140 points, while the men’s team finished fourth overall with 137 points.
Leading the way for the women’s team was senior Lyndsey Pere, who finished seventh overall, and second among Skyline Conference runners, with a time of 25:51.9. Classmate Alexandra Zimmer was the 26th runner to cross the finish line in the 6k race, at the 28:31.0 mark. Senior Miriam Einhorn finished in 40th place, completing the race in 29:28.4, while junior Yael Jakobov and senior Shoshana Mond each finished 45th (29:39.0) and 48th (29:43.5) respectively.
On the men’s side, senior Avraham Raichman finished 14th overall in the 8k race, with a time of 29:34.1. Classmate Michael Bouaziz was right behind him in 16th place, crossing the finish line at the 29:41 mark. Senior Jake Schrier earned 19th place, with a time of 29:53.4. Sophomore Yonatan Shreiber finished 45th (31:52.9), Jonathan Shedlo earned 48th place (32:08.9), and freshman Yudi Meltzer came in 52nd (32:30.0).
Last week, the teams had success at the Queensborough Community College Invitational. Each program earned a second place finish overall, and first among NCAA Division III schools, with the women scoring 90 points and the men with 88.
In the women’s 5k race, senior Lyndsey Pere finished first among NCAA Division III runners, and fourth overall, with a time of 21:58.4. She averaged 7:03.9 per mile. Classmate Alexandra Zimmer finished 18th overall, crossing the finish line at the 24:21.6 mark. Junior Dena Edelman earned 21st place with a time of 24:32.6, while senior Miriam Einhorn and junior Yael Jakobov finished 31st and 32nd respectively.
On the men’s side, senior Jake Schrier finished ninth overall in the 8k race, crossing the finish line at the 30:32.3 mark. Not far behind was junior Avraham Raichman, who finished in 12th place with a time of 30:39.3. Senior Michael Bouaziz was the third Yeshiva runner to cross the finish line, and 15th overall, completing the race in 31:07.6. Freshman Yudi Meltzer finished 29th overall, sophomore Yonatan Shreiber earned 31st place, and senior Jonathan Shedlo came in 33rd.
The Maccabees will be back in action on Sunday, October 9, for the College of Staten Island Invitational at Cloves lake Park, beginning at 10:00 a.m.