September 26, 2009

CCSU Men's Cross Country Places 2nd at Ted Owen Invite

Sophomore Jeremy Schmid and freshman Mohammed Hrezi finished in sixth and seventh, respectively, to pace the Central Connecticut State University men's cross country team to a second place finish as hosts of the Ted Owen Invitational on Saturday morning.

The Blue Devils put seven runners in the top 15 of the four team event to record a score of 47, but Providence swept the first five spots to score a perfect 15 and win the meet. Bryant was third putting forth a score of 78 and American International College failed to record a score.

Sophomore Kevin Tiernan and freshman Josh Trares took 10th and 11th, respectively, to lead CCSU's second pack. Tiernan finished in 26:52.73, while Trares crossed the line a second later, in 26:53.81. One Providence harrier finished before the next three Blue Devils. Junior Robert Weston, sophomore Dan Watson and freshman Jon Krell were the next three runners in, taking 13th (26:59.96), 14th (27:21.24) and 15th (27:27.07).

Matt Terry of Providence won the individual championship, finishing the eight kilometer course in a time of 25:36.82. CCSU will have a week off before competing in the New England Championships on October 10.