FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Owls Win First NE10 Title in Program History
RESULTS: Men's Championship
HOPKINTON, N.H. - The Southern Connecticut State men's cross country team won the 2018 Northeast 10 Men's Cross Country Championship on Sunday afternoon at the Hopkinton State Fairgrounds, as hosted by Franklin Pierce University.
The Owls took first place with a score of 50 points, beating second place Stonehill college by a seven point margin. It is the first-ever title win for SCSU in men's cross country.
The Skyhawks finished behind the Owls for second place, while American International (60 points), Southern New Hampshire (91 points) and Merrimack (152 points) rounded-out the top five on a sunny, but cool day, in Hopkinton.
Four Owls finished in the top 15 as Christopher Lebeau (Bristol, Conn.) took third with a time of 25:02.5, while Terrell Patterson (Waterbury, Conn.) placed seventh with a time of 25:11.4, Connor Shannahan (Enfield, Conn.) finished tenth with a time of 25:17.8 and Jake Mattei (Bethany, Conn.) placed in 11th with a time of 25:18.2.
OTHER NOTABLE FINISHERS
Steven Cugini - 19th (25:36.9)
Gavin Woodward - 23rd (25:45.2)
Dan Perusina - 38th (26:26.1)
Shawn Odei-Nitri - 41st (26:28.3)
Tyler Mann - 87th (27:58.0)
Jon Warren - 109th (28:55.7)
Haroon Chaudhry - 130th (30:12.1)
Information for this release provided by the athletic communications staff at Southern Connecticut State
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