Men's Cross Country Takes Second at UMass Dartmouth

Sept. 18, 2004

Dartmouth, MA - The Brown harriers competed today at the U-Mass, Dartmouth Invitational. The men took second in the 29 team race with a total of 62 points. Bates College won by only four points, tallying 58.

Also competing with the Bears were six guests from Japan; the college students from Tokyo have been staying with members of the Brown team while racing and sightseeing in New England. The team from Japan swept the top five spots and also secured seventh. The Bears are still resting their top two men, senior captain Patrick Tarpy (Yarmouth, ME) and senior Jeff Gaudette (Bidderford, ME).

Sophomore Nick Neely (Portola Valley, CA) led the charge for Bruno in his first race of the season, coming in as the first American runner in the race and sixth overall in a time of 25:32.60. Junior Owen Washburn, in his collegiate cross country debut, took eighth, clocking 25:37.75 despite falling in the last half mile. Coach John Gregorek called Neely's race a breakthrough for him, and a great start for his season.

Sophomore Chris Burke (Dexter ,MI) took third for the Bears, placing tenth in 25:45.69. Rounding out the scorers were senior Michael Piche (Pembroke, MA) and Ozzie Myers (Chittenango, NY).

Running in the Junior Varsity race, frosh Alex Enscoe (Berkeley, CA) took fifth overall and junior Craig Fountain (Warwick, RI) scored eighth.

The Bears race next at the University of Maine's Murray Keating Invitational on Saturday, October 2.


Team Results:
1. Bates College - 58
2. Brown - 62
3. MIT - 85
4. U-Mass, Lowell - 132
5. Salisbury State - 165

Individual Results:
1. Tago Yasuhiro, Unattached, 24:29.21
2. Takahashi Noriaki, Unattached, 24:31.13
3. Iwai Yuki, Unattached, 24:34.34
4. Tsuchihashi Keita, Unattached, 25:06.18
5. Musha Yoshiuki, Unattached, 25:12.88
6. Nick Neely, Brown, 25:32.60
7. Sato Kazuya, Unattached, 25:37.00
8. Owen Washburn, Brown, 25:37.75
9. Matt Lacey, Tufts, 25:41.69
10. Chris Burke, Brown, 25:45.69

Brown Individual Results:
6. Nick Neely 25:32.60
8. Owen Washburn 25:37.75
10. Chris Burke 25:45.69
31. Michael Piche 26:25.18
42. Ozzie Myers 26.39.30
50. Nick Sarro 26:54.84
51. Tushar Gurjal 26:55.80

Brown Junior Varsity Individual Results:
5. Alex Enscoe 26:48.51
8. Craig Fountain 26:57.98