St. John's Dominates At Bowdoin X-C Classic

St. John's conquered the challenging 5K terrain of Bowdoin Park with authority on Saturday.

With all five of their scoring runners among the first 24 placements, the Pioneers captured the Division 2 race of the Bowdoin X-C Classic in Wappinger Falls, N.Y., by a convincing  53-104 victory over runner-up Smithown.

William Hare of Princeton (NJ) won the individual title, breaking the tape in 16 minutes, 25.30 seconds. St. John's Joshua Rahn was second in 16:36.90. Teammates Patrick Craemer (fourth, 16:52.60) and Joe Walsh (sixth, 16:57.30) also cracked the top 10. 

St. John's average time of 17:06 would have placed it fourth overall in the heavily-contested Division 1 race, captured by national powerhouse Christian Brothers Academy (NJ).