MELBOURNE, Fla. (September 10, 2016) – After having the first meet canceled due to Hurricane Hermine, Rollins men’s and women’s cross country teams finally kicked off the 2016 slate Saturday at the Florida Tech Invitational in Melbourne.

Rollins women’s team totaled 386 points and finished 10th while the men were 11th with 339 points. The event served as a preview of the Sunshine State Conference Championship which will be held at the same venue at the end of the season.

Nicole Hubert posted a time of 22:56 in the women’s 5k race to lead the Tars in 96th place Rebecca Gakawaya was 98th in a time of 23:01 and Mirya Furkukawa was 105th in 23:11. Katie Ross took 110th (23:32), Abygail Wong was 111th (23:35) and Katie Rioux 112th (23:55). Camryn Grudowski rounded out the Tars effort with a 117th place finish and time of 23:39.

Michael Dulman was the top men’s runner, finishing 95th in 34:24 over the 8k course. Tyler Schneider finished 96th with a time of 35:27 and Luke Parsley was 99th in 35:42. Daniel Pritzker stopped the clock at 36:23 in 102nd place, Michael Mozzicato was 104th in 43:35 and Cyrus Bonyage was 105th in 45:31.

Rollins will be back on the course Saturday, September 17th at the Ascis Embry-Riddle Invitational. The men’s race is schedule to begin at 7:20 a.m. followed by the women at 7:50.

95 Michael Dulman – 34:24

96 Tyler Schneider – 35:27

99 Luke Parsley – 35:42

102 Daniel Pritzker – 36:23

104 Michael Mozzicato – 43:35

105 Cyrus Bonyage – 45:31

96 Nicole Hubert – 22:56

98 Rebecca Gakawaya – 23:01

105 Mirya Furkukawa – 23:11

110 Katie Ross – 23:32

111 Abygail Wong – 23:35

112 Katie Rioux – 23:55

117 Camryn Grudowski – 24:39