Sept. 15, 2006
Fitchburg, Mass. - The Holy Cross men's cross country dominated at the Fitchburg Invitational Friday afternoon, in Fitchburg, Mass. The Crusaders won the meet and had eight runners in the top ten. Sophomore Stephen Shoenberger (North Hampton, N.H.) was the first Crusader to cross the line and the first official finisher. Shoenberger led the team with a time of 26:32 on the 8K course.
Sophomore Chris Flores (Jersey City, N.J.) and Brendan Medeiros finished a close third and fourth. Flores finishing in 26:48 and Medeiros in 26:55. A pack of Holy Cross runners finished in sixth through eighth places. Sophomore Matthew Talbot (West Hempstead, N.Y. ) led the pack with a time of 27:07. Sophomore Brian Miller (Wayne, N.J.) was right on Talbot's heels, crossing the line in 27:08.
Sophomore David Arnett (Orange, Conn.) was the eighth place finisher, Brendan McGann the ninth finisher and freshman Kevin Lucid (New Providence, N.J.) rounded out the top ten with times of 27:14, 27:38 and 27:45 respectively. Sophomore Robert Farrelly (East Northport, N.Y.) also broke the 28 minute mark by finishing in 27:59 and in 12th place overall. Senior Bernard Ozarowski (Princeton, N.J.) took 17th place, finishing the course in 28:34. Freshman Sean Connolly (Ossining, N.Y.) rounded out the field of Crusaders crossing the line in 21st place in 30:52.
The first place finished marked the first victory for the Holy Cross men's cross country team this season. The Crusaders finished with a total of 21 points, beating closest competitor and host Fitchburg by 21 points.
The Holy Cross men's cross country team split their weekend this weekend, with part of the team heading to Notre Dame, Ind. for the National Catholic Championships. The Crusaders are back in action Saturday, September 30 at the Murray Keatinge Invitational in Orono, ME. Start time is set for 11 am.