Bobby Cooper (Macedon, N.Y./Gananda) finished 20th in 26:55.4 for 8,000 meters. Next was Merlin Joseph Jr. (Binghamton, N.Y./Binghamton) in 26th, and Ethan Francis (Dunkirk, N.Y./Dunkirk) in 29th.
Fredonia fourth and fifth runners, respectively, were Collin Mulcahy (Batavia, N.Y./Batavia) and Jack Erhard (Syracuse, N.Y./West Genesee).
The displacement runners were Cyd Scott (Carmel, N.Y./Carmel) and Zak Kellerman (Depew, N.Y./Lancaster).
"The first one is always the toughest. The men still have some work to do, but we had some very strong performances on a difficult course." Coach Wilson
Competing at 6,000 meters for the first time this season, seniorBonnie Binggeli (Walworth, N.Y./Ruben C. Crillio) finished 35th in 23.48.3, two spots ahead of Brenna Donovan (Youngstown, N.Y./Lewiston-Porter).
Fredonia's next three finishers were Stephanie Wojnowski (Rochester, N.Y./Eastridge), Emily Maguire (Oakdale, N.Y./Connequot), and Julia Johnson (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker).
The next two displacement runners were Kara Hall (Fredonia, N.Y./Byron-Bergen) and Kelly Vincent (Randolph, N.Y./Randolph).
"This was a very strong start to the women's team. We had a very tight spread, and the team average was faster than last years. We had a few personal best's and very strong finishes for this early in the season" Coach Wilson
Next up for the Blue Devils will be the 28th Annual Harry F. Anderson Homecoming Invitational, hosted by Roberts Wesleyan College.