KEENE STATE COLLEGE INVITATIONAL

at Keene, N.H.
Saturday, October 7, 2000

The Tufts men's cross country team placed third out of seven teams at the annual Keene State Cross Country Invitational in New Hampshire on Saturday. Running against host Keene, the #1 team in New England, the Jumbos placed three runners in the top 11. Junior J.R. Cruz (Centereach, NY) was the first Tufts finisher and fifth overall with a 26:04 time, followed closely by senior co-captain David Patterson (Shutesbury, MA) in eighth overall (26:14). Junior Ben Smith (Noank, CT) was 11th in 26:34.

The championship season starts this week as Tufts races in the All-New England Championship Race at Frankin Park on Friday.

Team Scores:
1. Keene State    19 (1,2,3,6,7)
2. UMass Lowell    65 (9,10,14,15,17)
3. Tufts    74 (5,8,11,24,26)
4. Merchant Marine    98 (4,12,25,27,30)
5. Dartmouth    118 (13,16,20,31,38)
6. Brandeis    182    (22,35,36,44,45)
7. Fitchburg State    192 (34,37,39,40,42)

Top 10 Individuals:

1) Wilson Perez, Keene State   25:30
2) Mark Miller, Keene State   25:32
3) Godfrey Berger, Keene State   25:57
4) Kristopher Houghton, Merchant Marine   26:01
5) J.R. Cruz, Tufts   26:04
6) Joseph Dunham, Keene State   26:08
7) Matt St. Germaine, Keene State   26:10
8) David Patterson, Tufts   26:14
9) Nathaniel Jenkins, UMass Lowell   26:23
10) Kevin Alliette, UMass Lowell   26:32

Other Tufts finishers:
11) Ben Smith    26:34
25) Jason Lamoureaux    27:45
27) Justin Lewis    27:48
30) Jonathan Rosen    27:55
31) Adrian Wilarait    27:56
42) Jacob Berman    28:28
44) Adam Sharp    28:30
45) Yee-Huan Cheng    28:32
47) Andrew Leavitt    28:34
55) Matt Theodoros    29:02
63) Peter Jurczynski    29:36
66) John Murphy    29:49
67) Steven Fiore    29:50
70) Jonathan Portny    29:56
79) Mark Gould    32:36
80) Daron Kurkjian    32:57