State College, Pa. Seniors Dusty Lieb and Nolan Tully paced the University of Pennsylvania men’s cross country team to a second-place finish at the Penn State National Cross Country meet on Saturday morning.
Lieb crossed the finish line in a time of 25:30, just three seconds behind the winner Dan Mazzocco of Penn State. Just seven seconds after Lieb, teammate Tully finished the 5.2 mile course and nabbed the fifth spot. Classmate Stephen Hayes followed in 11th place, crossing the finish line in 25:58. Junior Breton Bonnette and senior Matt Van Antwerp took 30th and 34th, respectively. Rounding out the scoring for the Quakers were freshman Brian Goldberg and junior Courtney Jaworski who finished 64th and 68th, respectively.
American won the meet with 49 points, followed by the Quakers with 83. Penn State took third with 135 points, while James Madison garnered the fourth spot with 177 points. Duquesne rounded out the top-five with 216 points.
The Quakers return to action on Oct. 30 at the 2004 Heptagonal Championships in New York City.
Written by Heather Palmer, associate director of athletic communications