Newark, Del. - Four members of the University of Pennsylvania men's cross country team finished in the top-five to leadthe Quakers to a first-place finish at the University of Delaware Invitational Cross Country meet at White Clay Creek. The Red and Blue have captured the title for a second-straight year.
Freshman Brian Goldberg paced the Quakers with his second-place finish. Goldberg covered the 8k race in 27:32.25. Following right behind wereMike LaQuaglia, sophomores Mike Cassidy and Reid McEwen and freshman Daniel Howard. All four distance runners finished the race in under 28 minutes to take third through sixth place. Larry Contrella and Mike Lovejoy finished eighth and 12th respectively to round out the scoring.
Freshmen Brian Lang, Graham Snow and Alejandro Shepard and sophomore James Roatalso competed for the Red and Blue.
The Quakers finished in the top spot with 20 points followed by host Delaware (40), Hofstra (84), Delaware State (117) and Morgan State (147).
Penn will be back in action at the Paul Short Memorial next weekend, Sept. 25 on the campus of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa.
Written by Heather Palmer, associate director of athletic communications