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Men’s Cross Country Finishes Third At UNE Invitational

Zach Marshall runs during the UNE Invitational.

BIDDEFORD, Maine – The Endicott men's cross country team finished third overall at the University of New England (UNE) Invitational on Saturday afternoon at Rotary Park. 

Wentworth claimed top honors with a score of 48 points, while the host Nor'easters were second (59) ahead of Endicott (96). Meanwhile, Roger Williams finished fourth with 148 points and Worcester State rounded out the top-5 with 153 points. 

Zach Marshall (Hinesburg, Vt.) headlined the Gulls' efforts with a fourth place finish on the 8-kilometer course in 27:09.8. Patrick Finocchiaro (Salem, N.H.) was the next Endicott runner to cross the finish line in eighth place (28:10.5), while Adam Germaine (Guilford, Conn.) followed in 13th place (29:24.6). 

The Gulls' remaining top-5 runners then consisted of Brian King (Stow, Mass.) and Joshua Weinmann (Laconia, N.H.), who ranked 33rd (30:55.0) and 40th overall (31:15.8), respectively. 

TOP QUOTE 

"The men saw some big improvements over their performance here last year. They have been working hard and are focused on elevating their fitness to constantly improve," said Endicott men's cross country head coach Spencer Lange. Zach and Patrick did a great job being in the top-10, along with a number of the others stepping up to fill the spots. We are looking forward to the rest of the guys continuing to push each other. The next few weeks off from racing will be a great indicator of their focus and determination to be successful during championship season. 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Finocchiaro bettered his time by almost a minute in comparison to last year's performance at the UNE Invite (29:16.0).
  • Weinmann improved upon his time from last year by more than three minutes and 10 seconds (34:39.0). 

WHAT'S NEXT 

Endicott takes the next two weekends off from competition before returning to action on Saturday, September 30 at the Bowdoin Invitational in Brunswick, Maine. 

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(Photo Credit - David Le '10)