Men's Cross Country Finishes 35th At New England Championships

BOSTON, Mass - The Quinnipiac University men's cross country team continued the 2010 season on Saturday, Oct. 9 at the 98th New England Collegiate Cross Country Championships held at Franklin Park in Boston, Mass. The Bobcats competed in both the Varsity and Sub Varsity races, finishing in 35th place in the Varsity meet. The men's varsity event was host to 47 colleges from the New England Region and was won by Dartmouth College.

Finishing in first for the Bobcats was sophomore Mike Levene (Redding, Conn.), who placed 59th overall in 25:47. Levene was recently named Quinnipiac Male Athlete of the Month after solid performances in the month of September. Crossing the line next for Quinnipiac was Brian Cotter (Huntington, N.Y.) with a time of 27:01. Finishing third for the Bobcats was Jake Cetera (Chicago, Ill.) in 27:26. Close behind Cetera was John Beckshaw (Medford, Mass.) with a time of 27:31. The next runner to finish for the Bobcats was Dylan Denuzzo (Melville, N.Y.) in 27:39.

"I felt that the men all raced strong races," said Quinnipiac Head Coach Carolyn Martin. "The men raced smarter, packed up together and ran as a team. We still need a little more tuning up, so we'll be ready for our conference meets coming up."

Quinnipiac travels to New Britain, Conn. for the Central Connecticut State University Mini-Meet held at Stanley Quarter Park on Friday, Oct. 22. The men are scheduled to race at 4:00 p.m.