Newcomers lead CUA to strong showing at season opener

Newcomers lead CUA to strong showing at season opener

WILMINGTON, Del. – CUA opened its 2012 season with a strong performance at the Wilmington University Invite on Saturday.  The Cardinals finished third in a nine-team field, totaling 88 points along the way, led by freshman Matthias Arauco-Shapiro, who placed second overall.

Arauco-Shapiro crossed in a time of 29:42.54 to place second behind Wilimgton’s Bill Steele (29:21.53).

A pair of classmates joined Arauco-Shapiro in the top-15, with Michael Wood coming in 10th (30:29.52) and John Brewer crossing in 15th (31:01.69).

Other Cardinals who placed in the top-50 included Dylan Jones in 28th (32:49.48), Chris Derks in 33rd (33:11.10), Kian Olia in 34th (33:23.55), and Mike Spielberger in 50th (34:36.30).

Wilmington claimed the top spot in the team standings with 50 points, followed by Widener (64) and CUA (88). 

Nyack (91), Howard Community College (133), Ocean County College (140), Bloomfield (151), Lincoln (196) and University of Sciences (208) rounded out the standings.

CUA is back in action on Saturday, September 15 when the Cardinals compete at the Juniata Invitational.  Start time is set for 10 a.m.