JUMBOS WIN SECOND STRAIGHT NESCAC CHAMPIONSHIP

COLLEGE MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS
NESCAC Championship Race
At Waterville, ME
Saturday, October 30, 2004

Race Results

WATERVILLE, ME -- On Saturday, Tufts Cross Country competed in the men's New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championships, held at Colby College.  With four runners in the top ten, the Jumbos ran their way to their second title in as many years with a final total of 43 points.

The Jumbos were led by junior Matt Lacey (Amherst, MA), who finished the 4.96-mile course in 25 minutes, 40.11 seconds.  His time was quick enough to place him fourth overall.  Just behind him were sophomore Joshua Kennedy (Guilford, CT) and seniors Brian McNamara (Saratoga Springs, NY) and Nathan Brigham (Penacook, NH), in that order.  These three crossed together, finishing seventh through ninth with times of 25:45.52, 25:46.97, and 25:48.45, respectively.  Next for Tufts were junior Matt Fortin (Raymond, ME) and grad student Peter Bromka (Portland, Oregon), the 15th and 17th place runners, respectively.  They recorded times of 26:04.62 and 26:17.63.

Tufts once again proved the depth of their team as the first seven Jumbos to cross the finish line were all within the top 25.  The next closest team to this mark was second place Williams with four.  Williams scored 62 points on the day, while third place Bates finished with 115.

The race's best time was posted by the defending champion, Neal Holtschulte of Williams, with a time of 25:20.96.  In second was Wesleyan senior Weston Fuhrman, who finished after 25:29.39.  Wesleyan, although placing two runners in the top five, could not do better than fifth overall with 131 points.

The Jumbos will hope to ride their NESCAC championship to continued success as they will compete in the ECAC Championship next weekend, held at Tufts' own course in Grafton on Saturday, November 6th at 11:00. 

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