WPI Men’s Cross Country's Finishes 38th at All NE Championships

Dan Duffty

Boston, MA --- The WPI Men's Cross Country squad placed 38th at the All Divisions New England Championships Saturday at Boston's Franklin Park.  The Engineers totaled 1051 points and tied with Division I Rhode Island.  UMass Lowell took home the team title with 93 points.

Leading the way for the Crimson and Gray was Dan Duffty (Haverhill, MA), who finished in 155th place (26:39).  Classmate Peter Brown (Andover, MA) was in 174th place in a time of 26:49 while junior Lane Thornton (Richmond,VT) crossed the finish line in 217th place (27:16).

Shane Ruddy (Seneca Falls, NY) turned in a fine performance, notching a 251st place finish (27:50) while Todd Alexander (Foxboro, MA) finished in a time of 27:58 (254th place).  Other WPI finishers in the varsity race included Mario Christiner (Zurich, Switzerland) in 264th place (28:17) and Mike Ashman (Weatogue, CT) in 273rd place (28:39).

Next Saturday the WPI Men's Cross Country team will be hosting its annual Alumni Meet at Institute Park.  Their next intercollegiate meet is on Saturday, October 31st at the NEWMAC Championships, which is hosted at Franklin Park by Wellesley.