DAY LEADS CROSS COUNTRY AT USATF 41ST ANNUAL CODFISH BOWL

Sept. 27, 2008

DORCHESTER, MA - University of Massachusetts Boston sophomore Patrick Day (Quincy, MA) was the Beacons' top finisher at the USA Track and Field New England 41st Annual Codfish Bowl with a 81st place overall finish and a time of 29:16 in the eight-kilometer race today at historic Franklin Park in Dorchester, MA.

Jesse Faller of Tufts University was the top finisher for the men with a time of 25:42, while the Greater Boston Track Club took the overall team title with 49 points. Tufts was the top college team finisher with 76 points.

Day finished 51st among all collegiate harriers in the race and led the Beacons' men to a 10th-place team finish among college teams. Junior Mitchell Haley (Dorchester, MA) placed 96th overall with a time of 30:08, while sophomore Craig Myers (Weymouth, MA) crossed the finish with a time of 31:20 to place 110th. Sophomore John Merriman (Washougla, WA) was UMass Boston's seventh overall finisher, but bettered his personal-record by 25 seconds with a mark of 32:26 and placed 124th overall in the race.

Junior Joy Risko (Bristol, RI) led the Beacons' women in the five-kilometer race with a time of 24:47 to come in 127th place.

Emily Kroshus of the Greater Boston Track Club took the overall women's title with a time of 18:11, while Stephanie McNamara of Tufts was the top finisher among college runners with a mark of 18:27. The Greater Boston Track Club also took the overall women's team trophy with 21 points and Adelphi University came in with 67 points as the top college team. UMass Boston owned a team finish of 16th and 15th among college teams with a score of 491 points.

Junior Vivian Nassali (Watertown, MA) ran a time of 27:14 to finish 143rd and freshman Cherie Lavin (Falmouth, MA) clocked in at 31:02 to place 148th for UMB.

The Beacons will run again on Saturday, October 4 when they travel to Wenham, MA to compete in the Pop Crowell Invitational hosted by Gordon College.