MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY WINS TWIN BROOK INVITATIONAL

COLLEGE MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS
Twin Brook Invitational
At Cumberland, ME
Saturday, October 18, 2003

Meet Results

CUMBERLAND, Me. -- Tufts Men's Cross Country continued its stellar season Saturday with a first-place finish in a field of twelve schools in the Twin Brook Invitational hosted by the University of Southern Maine.  Tufts ran away from the competition, scoring a meet-low 37 points, well-ahead of its closest competition, MIT, who finished with 64 points.  Ranked ninth nationally among Division 3 schools going into the meet, this can only help the Jumbos' standing.

Tufts' top five finishers all finished within the top 13 individually.  The Jumbos were led by freshman Joshua Kennedy's (Guilford, CT) second place finish in a time of 27 minutes, 2.2 seconds.  He was followed closely behind by sophomore teammate Kyle Doran (North Attleborough, MA), who was fifth with a time of 27:12.2.  Juniors Brian McNamara (Saratoga Springs, NY), Nate Brigham (Penacook, NH) and Michael Don (Clayton, MO) rounded out the top five for Tufts, finishing seventh (27:14.2), tenth (27:20.8), and 13th (27:24.8) respectively.

Connecticut College finished in third place behind MIT with 93 points.  Wheaton, led by individual winner Stan Pyle whose 26:22.5 beat the rest of the pack by 40 seconds, finished in fourth with 130 points.  Closely behind in fifth and sixth, respectively, were Trinity and the Coast Guard with 131 and 135 points.  Roger Williams finished in seventh with 199 points, followed by nationally-ranked Keene State in eighth with 238 points.

Tufts Men's Cross Country takes this weekend off for Parent's Weekend, but they will return to action on Saturday, November 1, as they travel to Middlebury as a favorite for the NESCAC Championship.

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