Seniors Lead Men's Cross Country to Third Place at NCAA Regionals

NCAA Regional Results

State College, Pa. - The University of Pennsylvania men’s cross country team finished third at the NCAA Mid Atlantic Regional Championships on the campus of Penn State on Saturday afternoon. Seniors Dusty Lieb and Nolan Tully finished in the top-10 and earned at-large bids to the NCAA Championships.

Lieb finished sixth in a time of 30:39 while teammate Tully grabbed the eighth spot with a time of 30:42. Senior Stephen Hayes completed the 10k race in a time of 31:10 to finish 19th. Freshman Brian Goldberg and junior Breton Bonnette finished 39th and 40th , respectively with times of 32:07 and 32:08. Sophomore Ian Foley and senior Matt Van Antwerp rounded out the Quakers scoring finishing 69th and 70th.

Rod Koborsi of Georgetown led the Hoyas to victory with 49 points. American grabbed the second spot and move onto the NCAA Championships as a team. Penn landed in the third spot with 112 points, edging out La Salle who scored 115. Villanova placed fifth with 125 points.

Lieb and Tully will compete at the 2004 NCAA Cross Country Championships on Nov. 22 in Terre Haute, Ind.

Written by Heather Palmer, Associate Director of Athletic Communications.