Falcons place second overall with a total of 79 points
Fitchburg, Mass. – The Fitchburg State University men's cross country opened its 2018 season this morning as the Falcons placed second overall at their annual Jim Sheehan Memorial Invitational at the Doyle Conservation Center with a total of 79 points.
Score: Second Place, 79 points
How It Happened
Fitchburg State was paced by sophomore Jacob Movsessian (Ipswich, N.H./Mascenic), who placed 5th overall with a time of 26:44, while senior Joseph Darrigo (Tewksbury, Mass./Tewksbury) followed in 6th place, posting a time of 27:06 over the 8K course.
Rounding out the top seven efforts for the Green and Gold were sophomore Anthony Ortwein (Fitchburg, Mass./Fitchburg) (29:37), classmate James Casale (Wakefield, Mass./Malden Catholic) (31:00) and sophomore Andrew Hill (Templeton, Mass./Mahar Regional) (32:40).
Inside the Numbers
Fitchburg State placed first overall at last year's Jim Sheehan Memorial Invite with a total of 39 points
Fifth time meet was held at the Doyle Conservation Center
UMass Dartmouth claimed first place by amassing a total of 50 points
Freshman Dillon VanDemorrtel (Newark, N.Y./Newark) of SUNY Cobleskill crossed the finish line first with a time of 26:23.
The Falcons will compete in the 2018 Worcester City Meet next Saturday at Moore State Park in Paxton, Mass. for a meet starting at 10 AM.