JUMBOS OPEN SEASON WITH FOURTH AT CONNECTICUT COLLEGE
COLLEGE MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS
Connecticut College Invitational
Saturday, September 11, 2004
At Harkness State Park (Waterford, CT)
WATERFORD, Conn. -- Sophomores Joshua Kennedy (Guilford, CT) and Matt Fortin (Raymond, ME) finished among the top six as the Tufts University Men's Cross Country team opened its 2004 season with a fourth-place finish at the Connecticut College Invitational on Saturday.
Kennedy was the top Tufts finisher and fourth overall in a time of 25 minutes, 38 seconds. Fortin was close behind in sixth place with a 25:45 time. Graduate student Peter Bromka (Portland, OR) was just out of the top 10 in 11th (26:03), while senior Brian McNamara (Saratoga Springs, NY) was right behind him in 26:04 for 12th place.
The Jumbos ran with out senior leader Nate Brigham (Penacook, NH), who certainly would have given the team a chance to win the race. Tufts was the NESCAC, ECAC Division III and NCAA New England champion last fall with this group of runners playing a critical role. The Jumbos scored 97 points, behind Division II Southern Connecticut in first place with 68, College of New Jersey (85) and NYU (92).
The Jumbos, who were ranked ninth in the pre-season national poll, race at UMass Dartmouth next Saturday (Sept. 18).