POMONA, N.J. – Sergei Cendo (Cumberland, Md./Allegany) recorded a sixth-place finish to help the Philadelphia University men's cross country take seventh overall at The Osprey Open, hosted by Stockton University Saturday morning.
Philadelphia totaled 207 points, just four behind Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference opponent Holy Family, in the 18-team event.
Cendo completed the 8-kilometer course in a time of 26 minutes, 27 seconds, a career best at that distance. He is Philadelphia's top runner for the third straight race.
Zachary Samalonis (Blackwood, N.J./Highland) continues to be one of the Rams' top-three runners as he was second on the team, 33rd overall, with a time of 27:582. Jake Wong (Philadelphia, Pa./Central) crossed the finish line in a time of 29:30.2 to come in 64th place.
Greg Dawson (Springfield, Pa./Friends Central) posted the 76th-place time of 30:02.2, while Shane Fleming (King of Prussia, Pa./Upper Merion) took the final scoring position as he had a time of 30:41.0 to finish in 85th.
Charles Griffin (Staten Island, N.Y./McKee) crossed the finish line in 100th, completing the course in 31.49.6. Charles Barilo (Wilmington, Del./Salesianum) had a time of 32:10.7 to claim 104th. Saaeddine Traboulsi (Bensalem, Pa./Bensalem) completed the Philadelphia lineup with a time of 33:05.0 to take 118th place.
Ramapo—led by individual winner Jeremy Hernandez's time of 25:46.8—won the team title with 23 points.
Philadelphia heads to Lehigh University to compete in the Paul Short Run on Saturday, Oct. 1.