Friday, 02 December 2011 00:00
Farmingdale State sophomore and Massapequa native Melissa Bonilla finished 9th individually for the women’s team in a time of 21:53.37 on the 8,000-meter course at the Skyline Conference Cross Country Championships on Sunday, Nov. 20 at Van Cortlandt Park in The Bronx.
For her sterling season, Ms. Bonilla was also named to the Women’s Second Team All-Conference squad.
For the second consecutive year, Farmingdale State senior Sean Tiernan of Staten Island took the individual title as he cruised to a winning time of 27:39.06 on that same course.
Freshman William Frederic of Brooklyn finished in 10th for the men in a time of 29:50.08. All three FSC runners received All-Conference distinction for their Top-14 place finishes in the race. Frederic was named the Skyline Rookie of the Year after posting the top freshman time in the race. The men’s team took 4th place, while the women took 6th.