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Men's Cross Country Fifth at New Englands

Oct. 13, 2000

Boston, Mass.-The Men's cross country team took fifth place at the 2000 New England Championships held at Boston's Franklin Park. With 42 teams and 278 runners, the Eagles place three of six in the top twenty in the five mile run. BIG EAST rival Providence College took first place.

Leading the Eagles with a time of 24:47, fifth year student John Dudley took tenth place. Following three seconds later, BC's senior captain Justin Burdon finished 11th. Next for the Eagle's, senior captain Colin Wolfe placed 18th with a time of 25:09. All three runners had their season high.

Senior Mark Fonnemann finished in 61st place with a time of 25:52. While senior captain Andrew Shaffer ran a 26:02, placing 73rd. Taking the final place for the Eagles was junior Nate Buttrick in 111st with 26:30.

The top five teams of the Men's Cross Country 2000 New England Championships were Providence (17). Keene State (119), Brown (122), Yale (160) and Boston College (173).

In the Men's New England Sub Varsity Cross Country Championships, Boston College took first with a total of 53 points. Following BC was Brown (97), Williams (101), Harvard (136) and Keene State (188) rounding out the top five.

Finishing first for BC, taking second in the sub varsity run, was freshman Byron Gartell (25:54). Sophomore Shawn Wallace came in third (26:14). Other BC runners included: 10th senior Christian DeLuke (26:27) 12th sophomore Matt Kootman (26:37), 65th junior Steve Lester (28:02), 90th freshman Matt Capstick (28:24), 95th junior Sean Ruday (28:31), 111th freshman Dan Amato (28:47) and 161st senior Frank Klemovitch (29:43).

The Eagles will next compete in the BIG EAST Championships on Friday, October 27th at Franklin Park, Boston, MA. The race is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m.

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