Burke Paces Royals To Fourth-Place Team Finish At Season-Opening Marywood Invitational

Bill Burke Stefan Bossbaly Walter Cantwell

Photo Gallery (courtesy of Jeremy Evans)

SCRANTON, Pa.—Sophomore Bill Burke (Scranton, Pa./Scranton Preparatory) paced The University of Scranton to a fourth-place finish in the 10-team field at the Marywood Invitational held Saturday morning at McDade Park.

Burke covered the 5.9 kilometer course in 22:08 to finish 16th overall in the 85-runner field.  Juniors Walter Cantwell (Collingwood, NJ/Camden Catholic) and Stefan Bossbaly (Washington Crossing, Pa./Holy Ghost Preparatory) and senior Matt Willcox (West Chester, Pa./Malvern Preparatory) were next across the finish line for the Royals in 22nd (22:31), 23rd (22:31), and 24th-place (22:49), respectively.  Rounding out Scranton’s top five was freshman Corey Wasilnak (Endwell, NY/Maine Endwell) in 26th place in 22:57.

Keystone College, which had three runners finish in the top five, won the team title with 35 points, followed by Gywnedd-Mercy (56), Marywood (59), Scranton (107), Immaculata (143), Cairn (190), Neumann (208), Baptist Bible (214), Rosemont (224), Centenary (264).

Eric LiPuma of Marywood University won the individual title in a time of 20:17.

Also competing for the Royals today were freshmen Jason Sansky (Olyphant, Pa./Mid-Valley) and Chris LoGuirato (Wilton, Conn./Wilton).  Sansky finished 29th in 23:08 and LoGuirato was 31st in 23:18.

The Royals will return to action next Saturday, September 8, at the Vassar Invitational in Poughkeepsie, New York.


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