Romano Posts School Top 5 Finish For Cross Country

Saturday, October 5 2019 - Greater Louisville Classic


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Franky Romano posted the fifth best 8K time in school history on Saturday morning to lead the Panthers men's cross country team to a tenth place finish at the Louisville Cross Country Classic.

The EIU women were led by Grace Rowan as they posted a 13th place team finish on the 5K course.

Romano led four top 100 finishers for the EIU squad as he ran a time of 24:00.6 over the 8K course as he placed 13th in a competitive field that featured 41 teams and 373 runners.

Jaime Marcos was the Panthers second best finisher in 40th place as he posted a time of 24:30.4.  Adam Swanson and Tyler Lay then added top 100 finishes for EIU.  Swanson was 69th with a time of 24:49.6 while Lay placed 87th with a time of 24:57.9.

David Thompson was the fifth EIU runner to cross the finish line in 125th place with a time of 25:11.8.  Andrew Pilat and Joe Carter rounded out the EIU scored runners.  Pilat was 139th with a time of 25:18.2.  Carter was 183rd with a time of 25:38.0.

Rowan would lead the EIU women's team that had three top 100 finishers.  The senior was 29th with a time of 17:41.2 as the women's race featured 39 teams with 342 runners.

Avani Flanagan and Shelby Siltman also crossed in the top 100 for the Panthers.  Flanagan was 49th with a time of 17:57.4.  Siltman was 61st with a time of 18:06.4.

Maggie McPherson and Megan Adams were the fourth and fifth place runners for EIU.  McPherson was 132nd with a time of 18:40.6 while Adams was 143rd with a time of 18:43.6. 

Abby Fisher and Jocelyne Mendoza rounded out the scorer runners for EIU with Fisher placing 201st and Mendoza right behind in 202nd.  A third EIU runner, Sarah Carr, crossed in 203rd racing Fisher and Mendoza to the line.  Fisher's time was 19:07.8; Mendoza's time was 19:08.3 while Carr had a time of 19:08.5.