BOSTON - The Quinnipiac University men's cross country team finished 26th at the New England Championships at Franklin Park on Saturday afternoon with 600 points in a field of 47 teams. Freshman Mike Levene (Redding, Conn.) led the Bobcats with a 24th-place finish in 25:19. This marks the third time that Levene has finished as the top Quinnipiac runner in a race this season. UMass- Lowell won the meet with 93 points.
"We faced some tough challenges in today's race," said head coach Carolyn Martin. "We are still making strides and moving forward towards our goals. I am very confident in this team's ability to get to where we need to be by the end of the season."
Sophomore John Greenlaw (Hampstead, N.H.) crossed the lined second for the Bobcats in a time of 26:20, good for 115th overall. Senior Tyler Dinnan (Juneau, Alaska) finished three seconds later at 26:23 in 126th place. Sophomores John Beckshaw (Medford, Mass.) and Richard Klauber (Thomaston, Conn.) rounded out the scoring for the Bobcats in 160th and 175th places, respectively. Beckshaw finished in 26:43, while Klauber crossed in 26:50.
Quinnipiac next runs at the Central Connecticut Mini-Meet on Saturday, Oct. 24 in New Britain, Conn. The meet is set to start at 10 a.m.