BOSTON - The Quinnipiac University men's cross country team placed 18th in a field of 36 teams Saturday afternoon at the NCAA Northeast Regional hosted by Boston University. The Bobcats finished with 568 team points on the 10K Franklin Park course in sloppy and muddy conditions. Sophomore Richard Klauber (Thomaston, Conn.) was the top Quinnipiac runner, crossing the line 52nd overall in a field of nearly 250 runners in 32:58. Syracuse place first overall with 55 total points.
"The men ran confident and strong today," said head coach Carolyn Martin. "They were able to battle through the tough weather conditions, finishing four spots ahead of where they placed last year."
After Klauber, the Bobcats' second runner to cross the line was freshman Mike Levene (Redding, Conn.). The first-year harrier finished 92nd overall with a time of 33:44. Ten seconds back of Levene was senior Tyler Dinnan (Juneau, Alaska). Dinnan crossed in 33:54, good for 98th place.
Sophomore John Greenlaw (Hampstead N.H.) and freshman Jamie Glover (Clifton Park, N.Y.) rounded out the scoring for the Bobcats. Greenlaw placed 133 rd in 34:30, while Glover's time of 35:52 was good for 193rd overall in the scoring.