Brunnette, Bartlett post top-five finishes for Panthers
BIDDEFORD, Maine – Sophomores Sam Brunnette (Newport, Vt.) and Warren Bartlett (Loudon, N.H.) posted top-five finishes Saturday morning to lead the Plymouth State University men's cross country team to a third-place finish at the University of New England Invitational.
Brunnette finished runner-up among the 154 runners in the 8,000 meter race, covering the course in 26 minutes, 15 seconds. Bartlett was not far behind, taking fifth place in a time of 27:17.
Univ. of New England Invitational, Biddeford, Maine – Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016
Plymouth State – team score of 89 (3rd place of 14 teams)
Top 5 teams:
UNE 75; Wentworth 79, PSU 89, Endicott 104, Worcester State 118
* Both Brunnette and Bartlett finished in the top five in the race for the second straight year, dropping about a minute off their 2015 times.
* Other scorers for PSU included junior Brendan Polichronopoulos (Penacook, N.H.), 22nd in 29:26; freshman Noah Byington (Hanscomb AFB, Mass.), 25th in 29:32, and sophomore Casey Real (Georgetown, Mass.), 35th in 30:24.
* PSU moved up one spot from last year's fourth-place finish.
* The race winner was Damon Kilgore of Gordon (25:35), the reigning national athlete of the week.
* The race was PSU's season-debut
PSU at UMass Dartmouth Invitational, North Dartmouth, Mass., Sept. 17, Sub-Varsity at 10:30 a.m., Varsity at 11:15 a.m.
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