Men's cross country finishes second at Keene State

From right, Quinton Hoey '17, Michael Rosenbach '15 and Matt Doran '17 helped the Judges finish second at Keene State (Photo by Sportspix.biz)

KEENE, N.H. -- In men's cross country action, Brandeis had five of the top 20 runners to finish in second place in an 11-team field at the Keene State Invitational. The Judges' 58 points were second only to the hosts' 24 and were 10 clear of second-place Southern Maine.

For the second week in a row, the duo of junior Jarret Harrigan (Ipswich, Mass./St. John's Prep) and rookie Quinton Hoey (Watertown, Mass./Watertown) were the top two runners for the Judges. Harrigan was the Judges' top finisher for the second meet in a row, finishing sixth overall out of 113 runners with a time of 27:04 over the five-mile course. It was his second top-10 finish of the season. Harrigan was less than 10 seconds behind the third-place finisher from USM. Hoey narrowly missed his first collegiate top-10 finish with a time of 27:27 to place 11th, just four seconds out of 10th overall. Junior Michael Rosenbach (Tampa, Fla./Berkeley Prep) was the team's third runner for the second meet in a row, finishing 17th with a time of 27:42.

Rounding out the scoring with finishes just five seconds apart were rookie Matt Doran (Hopedale, Mass./Hopedale) and sophomore Grady Ward (Essex Junction, Vt./Essex), who were 17th and 19th with times of 27:56 and 28:01. Sophomore Liban Aden (Brockton, Mass./Brockton) was 29th with a time of 28:57, while rookie Daniel Leon (New York, N.Y./Bronx Science) was 49th in 29:55.

The Judges return to action next weekend on Oct. 12 at the Open New England championships in Franklin Park.