LEHIGH, Pa. - The Quinnipiac University men's cross country team finished tied for sixth place out of 38 teams at the Paul Short Invitational hosted by Lehigh. The Bobcats tied Northeast Conference opponent Saint Francis (Pa.) for sixth as both teams finished the meet with 321 team points. Freshman Mike Levene (Redding, Conn.) was as the team's top finisher, crossing the line sixth overall in 25:18.
"The guys ran very well today," said assistant coach Roy Harrison. "There is always room to improve and today showed us a huge improvement over our last meet two weeks ago. After today there is no doubt in my mind that we are ready for the New England Championships."
Sophomore Rich Klauber (Thomaston, Conn.) was the second Quinnipiac runner to cross the line on the eight-kilometer course. His time of 25:27 was good for 13th overall, while sophomore John Beckshaw (Medford, Conn.) placed 67th overall with a time of 26:17. Senior Tyler Dinnan (Juneau, Alaska.) and junior John Greenlaw (Hampstead, N.H.) rounded out the Bobcats in the scoring with finishes of 108th and 127th, respectively. Dinnan posted a time of 26:35 with Greenlaw crossing 10 seconds later at 26:45.
Quinnipiac's next race is the New England Championships at Franklin Park in Boston on Saturday, Oct. 10. The meet is scheduled for a 1 p.m., start.