NEW BRITAIN, Conn. - Four Marist runners earned personal-best times as the men's cross country team ran at the Ted Owen Invitational on a 5.1-mile course at Central Connecticut State on Saturday.
Junior Nick Salek (Morris Plains, N.J.) led Marist with a 17th-place finish and a personal-best time of 26:44.67. Freshman Omar Perez (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.), freshman Charles Ropes (Wappingers Falls, N.Y.) and freshman Richard Willi (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) also had personal bests.
As a team, Marist placed seventh out of 10 teams with 148 points.
The Red Foxes will return to action on Friday at the Paul Short Run, hosted by Lehigh.
CCSU Ted Owen Invitational
Stanley Quarter Park, New Britain, Conn.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Men's team standings
1-Northeastern 43, 2-UConn 58, 3-Hartford 118, 4-Wagner 125, 5-Rhode Island 136, 6-CCSU 140, 7-Marist 148, 8-Franklin Pierce 187, 9-SCSU 223, 10-FDU 241
Men's individual results (5.1-mile course)
17-Nick Salek 26:44.67
32-Isaiah Miller 27:33.11
43-Billy Posch 27:53.04
44-Omar Perez 27:56.22
45-Nick Hughes 27:56.99
52-Charles Ropes 28:05.46
54-Matt Panebianco 28:06.83
63-Will Schanz 28:33.70
69-David Marthy 28:50.70
79-Richard Willi 29:22.35
83-Patrick Deedy 29:45.21