WPI Men's Cross Country Claims 19th Straight Worcester City Meet

Josh Brodin

Paxton, MA --- The WPI men's cross country team won its 19th consecutive Worcester City Meet placing four runners in the top six at the meet held at Moore State Park in Paxton.  The Engineers registered their 40th team victory in the event which it finished ahead of four other Worcester-area teams.  WPI totaled 30 points to best second place Assumption, who saw sophomore Tony Fierimonte cross the finish line first in 27:09.42.   

Sophomore Andrew Zayac (Plymouth, MA) paced the Crimson and Gray with a third place showing (27:38.36) while Josh Brodin's (Mansfield, MA) fourth place time of 27:52.76 won him the Brian Savilonis award, given to the top senior in honor of the recently retired WPI head coach.  

WPI's run of strong performers continued with Robert Hollinger (Averill Park, NY) coming across in fifth place (27:57.93), quickly followed by Jeremy Francisco (Dartmouth, MA) in sixth (28:02.01). 

The Engineers also saw top finishes by Kyle Gerlach (Smithfield, RI) in 12th place (28:37.56), Scott Burger (Huntington Station, NY) in 13th (28:44.09) and Hunter Putzke in 14th (28:44.65). 

After a weekend off, WPI is back in action on Saturday, October 13th at the James Early Invitational hosted by Westfield State.