FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

September 16, 2017

 

RIC MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY FINISHES 35TH
AT UMASS DARTMOUTH INVITATIONAL

North Dartmouth, Mass.-The Rhode Island College men’s cross country team opened the 2017 campaign with a 35th place (40 teams) finish at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational on Saturday afternoon.

 

THE BASICS
• The Anchormen finished with 1,024 points, while UMass Lowell took home the team title with 82 points on the afternoon.

 

• There were a total of 40 teams and 315 runners competing at the event.

 

 

Sophomore Jephte Wagnac

 

 HEAD COACH TIMOTHY RUDD ON THE RACE
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"Our men show tremendous effort. We are an extremely young team with only one competitor out of our top five as a returner. All of the other men had their first experience racing five miles.  All in all, it was a great team effort and we look to improve weekly."

 

HOW IT HAPPENED
• RIC was led by sophomore Jephte Wagnac (Providence, RI) who finished in 146thplace (28:52.98). Freshman Raffaelo Manzo (Slatersville, RI) recorded a 216th place finish (31:34.54) for the Anchormen. 

• Junior Jeff Garson (Cumberland, RI) notched a 234th place finish (32:20.10), while freshman Stanley Guillaume (Boston, MA) was in 254th place (33:47.45).
 

• Junior Mohammed Chaghlil (Warwick, RI) clocked a time of (37:12.47) for a 282ndplace finish and freshman Dylan Brobisky (West Warwick, RI) rounded out the RIC runners in 290th place (39:39.83).

 

 BY THE NUMBERS

• The Anchormen averaged 32:46.00 per runner over the 8K course that ran through the UMass Dartmouth campus.

 

WHO'S NEXT
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College
will travel to Gordon to participate in the 2017 Pop Crowell Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 23 (11:30 a.m.).

 

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