Men's Cross Country Wins Quinnipiac Invitational
HAMDEN, Conn. - Freshman Richard Klauber (Thomaston, Conn.) won his second consecutive race with a time of 26:03 at the Quinnipiac Invitational, as the Quinnipiac University men's cross country team won its second meet of the 2008 season. Quinnipiac's 24 points beat the University of Connecticut who finished Saturday's dual meet with 33 points.
Klauber crossed the line five seconds faster than UConn's Scott Johnson who finished second. The time was a personal best for Klauber, last week's Northeast Conference Athlete and Rookie of the Week following his first first-place finish of his career at the Monmouth Invitational.
Co-captain Jack McDonald (Cheshire, Conn.) was the second Quinnipiac runner to cross the line. The senior finished fourth overall on the eight kilometer course with a time of 26:11. John Greenlaw (Hampstead, N.H.) was fifth overall at of 26:30.
Quinnipiac's Dan Roark (Dracut, Mass.) and Addison Pellerano (Surry, Maine) were the fourth and fifth Quinnipiac runners to cross the line. Roark finished sixth at of 26:32, while Pellerano was eighth with a time of 26:57.
Steve Pilch (Medford Lakes, N.J.) and Nick Rezendes (Ledyard, Conn.) ran in their final home meet as Bobcats. Rezendes finished 14th with a time of 28:01, while Pilch's time of 28:15 was good for a 16th-place finish.
Quinnipiac returns to action Saturday, Oct. 11, when it travels to Boston, Mass., to run in the New England Championships at Franklin Park. The men's race is scheduled for an 11 a.m. start.