MANCHESTER, N.H. – Sophomore Jordan Cook (Biddeford, Maine) of the Saint Anselm College men's cross country team helped the Hawks to a fourth place finish at Saturday's running of the Shacklette Invitational.
Cook completed the 8K course in 28:28, placing 17th overall as an individual, to lead the Hawks to a fourth place finish out of five competing teams. Freshman Cole Corcoran (Braintree, Mass.) was second on the team with a 28th place finish (29:05) with junior Anthony Galasso (Reading, Mass.) chipping in with a time of 29:35 to place 33rd.
Senior Adam Pakalnis (Waterbury, Conn.) produced a 40th place time of 30:26 with sophomore Ben Sweesy (Merrimack, N.H.) finishing just behind him with a time of 30:34. The Hawks ran seven other student-athletes in the season-opening race.
Southern New Hampshire captured first place as Cedric Jocelyn and Micah Hewitson placed first and second, respectively, as individuals. The Penmen ultimately produced six of the top-10 finishers in the race, with Merrimack and Bentley with two apiece.
Merrimack placed second as a team with 49 points while Bentley was third with 70 points. Saint Michael's trailed Saint Anselm for fifth place with 133 points.
The Hawks hit the road to compete in the National Catholic Invitational on Friday, Sept. 14. The meet will be held in South Bend, Ind. starting at 5 p.m.