Seniors lead Men's Cross Country to Third-Place at Heps

New York City, N.Y. – The University of Pennsylvania men’s cross country team recorded their best finish at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships since 1999 by placing third on Friday morning at Van Courtland Park.

The senior trio of Dusty Lieb, Nolan Tully and Stephen Hayes finished in the top-20 to lead the Red and Blue. Leib finished fifth in a time of 14:51.7 which is the seventh fastest time by a Penn runner at the Heptagonal Championships. Classmate Tully came in ninth with a time of 25:02.6 for the Red and Blue’s top-10 finisher. Stephen Hayes placed 20th for the Quakers crossing the finish line in a time of 25:24.8. Juniors Courtney Jaworski and Breton Bonnette rounded out the Penn scoring finishing 26th and 27th, respectively.

Bruce Hyde of Cornell was the 2004 champion, completing the course in 24:35.5. Columbia won the team championships with a score of 70 points. The Lions had all five runners finish in the top-25 to claim their first title since 1979. Dartmouth placed second with 79 points, followed by Penn (87), Brown (108), Yale (114), Princeton (116), Cornell (165) and Harvard (180).

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The Quakers will return to action at the NCAA Regional at Penn State University in State College, Pa, on Nov. 13.

Written by Heather Palmer, associate director of athletic communications.