JUMBOS RUN TO SECOND CONSECUTIVE ECAC TITLE
COLLEGE MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS
ECAC Division III Championship Race
At Grafton, MA
Saturday, November 6, 2004
GRAFTON -- The Tufts University Menís Cross Country team defended its ECAC Division III title on Saturday with a victory in the 2004 championship race hosted by Tufts at the Farm Course. Tufts tallied 70 points to win the menís title over second-place Williams, who finished with a score of 82. The victory was the fourth in the last six years at this race for the Jumbos.
Leading the Tufts men to victory was sophomore Justin Chung (Manchester, CT), who timed 27 minutes, 17 seconds for fourth place overall. The Jumbos also had the eighth-place finisher in sophomore Chad Uy (Syosset, NY) with a 27:34 time. Senior Michael Don (Clayton, MO) took 17th place overall crossing the finish line in 27:50. Tufts placed all of its scorers in the top 25, as junior Mike Cummings (Cheshire, CT) was 23rd (28:00) and sophomore Peter Goransson (Eliot, ME) was 25th (28:09).
Salem State College freshman Fabian Mejia won the menís 8k race in 26:27, far ahead of Vassar Collegeís Avi Kramer in second place with a 26:50 time. Thirty-four teams and 243 individuals competed overall.
Winners of the NESCAC title also for the second straight year last week, the Jumbos will attempt to capture their second straight "Triple Crown" when they run at the NCAA New England Championships hosted by Southern Maine next Saturday. They will be running to qualify for a berth into the NCAA championship race.