Men's Cross Country Takes 16th at IC4A Cross Country Championships


NEW YORK - The University of Pennsylvania men's cross country team finished 16th at the 2005 IC4A Championships Saturday at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. Michael Cassidy led the way for the Red and Blue, finishing 27th overall.

Cassidy completed the 5-mile course in 25:47.2, whileMichael LaQuaglia was the second Quaker (and 55th overall) to cross the finish line, in26:06.7. Larry Contrella was 81st in 26:27.3, while Bryan Scotland was 95th with a time of 26:42.5. Rounding out the top finishers for the Quakers were James Roat, who finished 140th in 27:19.4.

Duke won the team title with 98 points. Cornell finished second with 112, followed by Notre Dame with 127. William & Mary and Duquesne rounded out theTop Fivewith 150 and 182 points, respectively. Penn had 367 points.

Penn middle distance standout Courtney Jaworski will finish out the cross country season at the NCAA Championships on Monday. The men's gun goes off at 1:15.

The Quakers will open the indoor season Dec. 10 at the Princeton Holiday Classic in Princeton, N.J.