Crusaders Set To Kick Off Season At Bryant Invitational

Schedule: Friday, Sept. 3 at Bryant Invitational, Smithfield, R.I., 4:00 p.m.

  • The Holy Cross men's cross country team kicks off the 2010 season at the Bryant Invitational in Smithfield, R.I. on Friday, Sept. 3 at 4:00 p.m. The race is a 5k and will be held on the campus of Bryant University.
  • The Crusaders return 12 letterwinners from last year's team and welcome 10 newcomers to the team. Seniors Chris Bergan (Shrewsbury, Mass.) and James Fletcher (Woburn, Mass.) will serve as captains for the 2010 season.
  • Junior Cory Loftis (Branford, Conn.) returns as the top Holy Cross finisher from a year ago. Loftis finished the 2009 season with the top team finishes in four meets, including a team-best 22nd place finish at the Patriot League Championship.
  • At the 2009 Patriot League Championship, Holy Cross finished sixth for the second consecutive season. The consecutive sixth place finishes are the best Holy Cross finishes in the last five seasons.