BRONX, N.Y. The Quinnipiac University men's cross country team finished the NCAA Northeast Regional in Van Cortland Park 22nd in a field of 33 teams Saturday morning. The Bobcats were led by Northeast Conference Outstanding Performer and Rookie of the Year Rich Klauber (Thomaston, Conn.). His 71st-place finish in 33:53 led the Bobcats to a team score of 594. Iona and Providence secured automatic bids to the NCAA Championships as the top two teams at the meet.
Freshman Dan Roark (Dracut, Mass.) crossed the line second for the Bobcats in 34:26. That time was good for a 96th-place finish in a field of 239 runners. Tyler Dinnan (Juneau, Alaska) was the third Quinnipiac runner to finish with a time of 34:53, good for 116th overall.
John Greenlaw (Hampstead, N.H.) and Jack McDonald (Cheshire, Conn.) rounded out the Quinnipiac runners in the scoring. Greenlaw finished the 10K Van Cortland Park Course in 35:42 and in 152nd place. McDonald ran a 35:49 and finished as the 159th runner.
Addison Pellerano (Surrey, Maine) and Taylor Roberts (Newburyport, Mass.) were the final two Bobcats to cross the line. Pellerano finished in 171st place in 35:58, while Roberts crossed soon after in 187th in 36:23.
Head Coach Ed O'Connor said, "We had a great season. Our place today did not show the effort the team brought in bad race conditions."