Sept. 26, 2009

DORCHESTER, MA - University of Massachusetts Boston junior Patrick Day (Quincy, MA) was the Beacons' top finisher at the USA Track and Field New England 42nd Annual Codfish Bowl with a 106th place overall finish and a time of 28:34 in the eight-kilometer race today at historic Franklin Park in Dorchester, MA.

Ryan Place of the Greater Boston Track Club was the top finisher for the men with a time of 25:15 to pace GBTC to the team title with 27 points. The race's top collegiate runner was Hemiagiri Arumugam of MIT with a mark of 25:27, while Bentley College topped all collegiate teams with a score of 95 points. The Beacons finished 14th overall among the team finishers with 440 points.

Day finished 74th among all collegiate harriers in the race and improved his time from a year ago in the race by 42 seconds to lead the Beacons' men to an 11th-place team finish among college teams. Sophomore Nyadenya Inyagna (Boston, MA) posted a time of 29:57 to improve for the third straight week and place 136th, while freshman Devin Cannon (Mashpee, MA) was just three seconds behind to finish 137th. Freshman Igal Bubar (Newton, MA) crossed the finish with a mark of 30:55 to finish 150th and sophomore Francisco Reyes (Lynn, MA) clocked in at 32:46 to place 174th to round out the UMass Boston scoring.

Senior Joy Risko (Bristol, RI) led the Beacons' women with a personal-best time of 22:38 to come in 135th place. Her time was 2:09 better than in last year's race.

Holly Van Dalen of Stony Brook University took the overall women's title with a time of 17:32 to lead Stony Brook to a first place team showing with 25 points. UMass Boston owned a team-finish of 23rd overall and 19th among NCAA college teams with a score of 651 points.

Sophomore Cherie Lavin (Falmouth, MA) clocked in at 24:15 to place 174th for UMB with a time that marks an incredible improvement of 6:47 from a year ago. Junior Celia Leclerc (Reville, France) finished 192nd with a time of 26:28 with junior Michelle Gildea (Dorchester, MA) a spot behind her with a time of 26:53. Senior Oanh Nguyen (Brighton, MA) rounded out the scoring for the Beacons' women with a time of 29:48 to finish 202nd and improve by 5:34 from last season in the race.

UMass Boston will run again on Saturday, October 3 at the Community College of Rhode Island Invitational in Warwick, RI.