Men's Cross Country Places Second At Invitational

Photos of QU Cross Country Invitational

HAMDEN, Conn. - The Quinnipiac University men's cross country team placed second at the Quinnipiac University Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 18. The Bobcats finished the race with a total of 37 points. In first place was Stonehill College with 20 points. Yale University placed four runners in the top 10, however they could not place as a team since they competed with only four runners. Leading the Bobcats was sophomore Mike Levene (Redding, Conn.), finishing the 8K course in fifth place overall with a time of 27:16.

"I think the guys ran great," said Head Coach Carolyn Martin. "The men's team is very young, so it's a learning process right now. As the season goes on I expect for them to get better at racing this distance."

Finishing second for the Bobcats and in ninth place overall was sophomore Brian Cotter (Huntington, N.Y.) with a time of 27:39. Following Cotter in 12th place was fellow sophomore Jacob Cetera (Chicago, Ill.) in 27:50. The next two runners to finish for the Bobcats were John Healy (Middletown, N.J.) in 27:58 and Dylan DeNuzzo (Melville, N.Y.) in 28:01.

Senior Chris Scavone of Yale University was the Invitational's winner with a time of 26:23.

The Quinnipiac University Department of Athletics also recognized senior captain John Greenlaw (Hampstead, N.H) for his accomplishments with the Bobcats, prior to his final cross country race on the Hamden campus. Greenlaw was named to the NEC All-Conference Teams in 2008 and 2009.

The Bobcats look ahead to Friday, Oct. 1 when they attend the Paul Short Invitational at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. The meet is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.