Penn is Fourth at Heptagonal Championships

2005 Heps Results

NEW YORK - The University of Pennsylvania men's cross country team finished fourth at the Heptagonal Championships Friday morning, finishing just off its third-place pace of a year ago.

It was a successful run for the Quakers, who lost three top-20 finishers from a year ago and brought a younger, more inexperienced squad to Van Cortlandt Park Friday morning. With 103 points, Penn finished behind champion Dartmouth, which rolled to the title with 30 points. Princeton was second with 47 points, while Brown was third with 90. Columbia (129 points), Cornell (135), Yale (194) and Harvard (240) rounded out the field.

Courtney Jaworski was Penn's top finisher Friday, clocking 25:03.4 to place ninth overall and earn second-team All-Ivy honors. The Quakers then packed their second through fifth runners about as tight as you can get-- Breton Bonnette was second across the line for the Quakers, placing 21st overall in 25:24.1, Brian Goldberg was right on his heels and finished 22nd in 25:24.3,whileBrian Trembley was 24th overall in 25:28.5, and Ian Foley was 27th in 25:33.0. They were separated by a grand total of nine seconds.

Dartmouth sophomore Ben True took advantage of the ideal race conditions to claimthe individual title. He finished the race in 24:36.2, two seconds ahead of Brown senior Owen Washburn, whom True passed with about 120 yards left.