Movsessian and Ortwein lead the way for Fitchburg State
Westfield, Mass. – The Fitchburg State University men's cross country team competed at both the 2018 All-New England Championships at Franklin Park in Boston as well as at the 2018 James Early Memorial Invitational, hosted by Westfield State University this afternoon.
Score: 25th Place, 655 points (All-New England's)
Score: 20th Place, 536 points (James Early Memorial)
How It Happened
At the 2018 All-New England Championships, Fitchburg State was led by sophomore Jacob Movsessian (Ipswich, N.H./Mascenic), who placed 61st overall with a time of 26:13.9, while senior Joseph Darrigo (Tewksbury, Mass./Tewksbury) followed with a time of 27:25.5 over the 8K course..
Senior Anthony Darrigo (Tewksbury, Mass./Tewksbury) was next into the chute, turning in a time of 27:44.7, while sophomore Timothy Sheehy (Wakefield R.I./South Kingstown) crossed the line in at 28:31.6. Senior Stephen McCall (Brockton, Mass./Brockton) rounded out the top finishers for the Green and Gold at 40:01.6.
At the 2018 James Early Memorial Invite, sophomore Anthony Ortwein (Fitchburg, Mass./Fitchburg) paced the Falcons with a time of 28:52.97, while classmate Joe Weston (Middleton, Mass./Mascomomet Regional) followed with time of 30:16.12 over the 8K layout.
Junior Brandon DiGregorio (Nashua, N.H./Nashua North) and sophomore Andrew Hill (Templeton, Mass./Mahar Regional) rounded out the top finishers for the Falcons on the afternoon with times of 30:46.16 and 31:00.03 respectively.
Inside the Numbers
Fitchburg State finished in 22nd place with a total of 607 points at last year's James Early Memorial Invite.
Boston College claimed first place at the 2018 All-New England Championships with a total of 27 points
Senior Leakey Kipkosgei (Kapsabet, Kenya/Kapsengere) of American International College finished first overall at the 2018 All-New England Championships with a time of 24:08.8.
Fitchburg State finished in 20th place with a total of 523 points at last year's All-New England Championships.
Trinity College captured first place at the 2018 James Early Memorial Invite after amassing a total of 64 points.
Senior Sam Brunnette (Newport Center, Vt./North Country Union) of Plymouth State took top honors at the 2018 James Early Memorial Invite with a time of 25:08.60.
The Falcons will compete in the 2018 Connecticut College Invitational next Saturday for a meet starting at 12:00 PM.