STATE COLLEGE, Pa. The Quinnipiac University men's cross country team finished 17th of 28 teams at the Penn State Invitational Friday morning. Freshman Richard Klauber (Thomaston, Conn.) was the first Quinnipiac runner to finish the 5.2 mile course. His time of 26:36 was good for 72nd overall. The Bobcats' 516 points was the best score of any Northeast Conference school at the meet as Mount St. Mary's, St. Francis (Pa.) and Robert Morris finished 24th, 26th and 28th, respectively.
Junior Tyler Dinnan (Juneau, Alaska) was the second Bobcat to cross the line. Dinnan finished 95th overall with a time of 26:53. Freshman Dan Roark (Dracut, Mass.) and sophomore John Greenlaw (Hampstead, N.H.) were the next two Quinnipiac runners to finish. Roark finished 102nd overall with a time of 26:59, while Greenlaw finished in 119th place with a time of 27:13. Senior Jack McDonald (Cheshire, Conn.) and sophomores Addison Pellerano (Surry, Maine) and Tyler Roberts (Newburyport, Mass.) rounded out the top-seven Quinnipiac runners.
Georgetown won the meet with a score of 43 points. The No. 8 Hoyas had two of the top three finishers as they beat out Penn State, Villanova, Cortland State and Guelph.
"We took another positive step forward today," said coach Shawn Green. "We ran faster than we did last year at this race and like last week we saw some positive things."
Quinnipiac next runs on Saturday, Nov. 1, when they compete at the NEC Championships at Holmdel Park, N.J. The men won the Monmouth Invitational on this course on Sept. 19 and Klauber was the top overall finisher.