Men's Cross Country Set to Start 2008 Slate

PHILADELPHIA--The men’s cross country team opens its 2008 slate this weekend at the Old Nassau Run in Princeton, N.J.

Not only will the run be a good first meet for the Quakers, but it also provides an opportunity for them to race on the course that will host the NCAA Regional in November.

“This weekend we are trying to find out where we are,” said Head Coach Charlie Powell. “We need to see what we have and who is ready to step up.”

After graduating Reid McEwen, Brian Goldberg and Larry Contrella -- who scored in every race last year -- Penn is looking for who will replace them. The obvious choices are seniors Sean McGinley and Brian Trembley. While McGinley is returning from injury, Trembley was a consistent scorer last season, clocking a season-best time of 25:02 for five miles last season and finishing the NCAA Regional 10K in 31:17.

Sophomores Anguel Tolev and Jeff Weinstein are also expected to perform well this season. Tolev returns after scoring in all the races he ran last year. He inked a season-best time of 25:03 for 8K and was Penn’s fifth man in at the NCAA Regional.

The Quakers will start the 2008 season at 10 a.m. in Princeton, N.J.