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Falcons Soar At Keene State Invite

Falcons Soar At Keene State Invite

Fitchburg State places second overall with 54 points

Keene, N.H. – The Fitchburg State University men's cross country team placed second overall at the 2017 Keene State College Invitational this afternoon after totaling 54 points.

The Basics

Score: Second Place, 54 Points

How It Happened

The Green and Gold were led this afternoon by senior Brian Amaral (Tewksbury, Mass.), who finished third overall with a time of 26:08, while classmate Jake Hastings (Phillipston, Mass.) registered a time of 26:38 to place seventh over the 5M course.

Junior Anthony Darrigo (Tewksbury, Mass.) was next the Falcons, placing ninth with a time of 26:44, while fellow junior Joseph Darrigo (Tewksbury, Mass.) entered the chute with a time of 27:00.

Rounding out the top efforts for Fitchburg State were newcomer Jacob Movsessian (New Ipswich, N.H.) (27:44), junior Stephen McCall (Brockton, Mass.) (28:37) and senior Mark Tonelli (Ayer, Mass.) (28:40).

Inside the Numbers

Fitchburg State took top honor at last year's Keene State Invite with a total of 50 points

Brandeis claimed first place by amassing a total of 27 points

Senior Ryan Slender (Amherst, Mass.) of Brandeis University won the meet with a time of 25:46.

Up Next

The Falcons will compete in the 2017 James Early Memorial Invitational, hosted by Westfield State University next Saturday at 12:00 p.m.