Men's Cross Country Finishes 3rd in Sub-Varsity Event at the All-New England Championship

BOSTON - The Jumbo men's cross country team participated in the sub-varsity eight-kilometer race at the All-New England Championship and recorded a third-place finish out of 14 teams ranging between Divisions I, II, and III on Saturday.

Cyprus finished as the Jumbos top runner clocking a 26:40.80

The Jumbos finished with a score of 87 and a total time of 2:14:38.91 in the race. Northeastern came in first scoring a 17 and clocking in at 2:11:21.15. MIT, one of the Division III teams, placed second with a 51 and were 94 seconds of total time (2:13:04.36) ahead of Tufts.

Freshman John Cyprus recorded the Jumbos' best time with a 26:40.80 resulting in an 11th-place finish. Fellow freshman Sam Gatti clocked in at 26:40.80 which was good for 13th overall. Jumbos' sophomore Patrick Nero (27:01.34) and freshman Joseph Harmon (27:04.60) placed 26th and 29th respectively to round out the top 30 overall. Junior Matt D'Anieri (27:14.47) came in 37th and was the fifth Tufts runner to score.

Freshman John Pappo (27:44.24) was the 59th runner to finish. Senior Christian Swenson (27:50.53), sophomore Joe Berrafati (28:04.16), and freshman Deven Patel (28:12.76) each placed in the top 75.

Juniors Taylor Wurts (28:14.98) and Michael Carnavos (29:06.36) as well as sophomore David Ngetich (28:46.57) finished in the top 100. All of the Jumbos that participated finished within the top 100.

Tufts varsity men's cross country had the day off from competition.

Men's cross country will return to action Saturday as they'll partake in the Connecticut College Invitational at 12 pm.


Written By Athletic Communications Intern Bryan Costello