STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - The Penn men’s cross country team picked up a sixth-place finish at the Penn State National Cross Country Meeton the Penn State Blue Course. Senior Courtney Jaworski paced the Quakers with an eighth-place showing.
Jaworski completed the 5.2 mile race in 25:35, which was just 39 seconds behind winner Martin Fagan of Providence. Freshman Brian Trembley was second for the Red and Blue and 28th overall, clocking a time ofexactly 26 minutes. Penn's third spotwas filled by sophomore Brian Goldberg, who has come into his own in his second season with the Red and Blue. Goldberg finished 44th with a time of 26:19. Senior Breton Bonnette finished 58th in 26:27 and was followed by junior Ian Foley, who was 65th in a time of 26:33. Junior Mike LaQuaglia and sophomore Reid McEwenrounded out the scoring for the Red and Blue-- LaQuaglia was 75th with a time of 26:38, and McEwen finished in 26:39 and in 84th place.
Eastern Michigan won the meet with 100 points, American was second with 130 and Guelph was third with 146. Fourth through sixth place were separated by only 10 points -- Duquesne had 193 points, followed by Providence with 201 points and the Quakers with 203.
Penn will have next weekend off to gear up for the 2005 Heptagonal Championships, which will take place Friday, Oct. 28 at Van Cortland Park in New York City.