MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Saint Anselm College men's cross country team placed fifth at the Shacklette Invitational as freshmen accounted for four of the team's top-five finishers on Saturday afternoon.
In his first collegiate race, Ryan Sullivan paced the Hawks with an 18th-place finish in 28:05 on the five-mile course. Fellow freshman Jordan Cook and sophomore Anthony Galasso placed 37th (29:03) and 38th (29:07), respectively.
As a team, the Hawks finished with 147 points, comfortably ahead of sixth-place Saint Michael's. Stonehill had five of the top-10 finishers to win the team event with 24 points, followed by Merrimack (45 points), Assumption (66 points) and Bentley (84 points).
Next up for Saint Anselm is the Smith College Invitational in Northampton, Mass. on Saturday, Sept. 9.