Bartlett close behind in fifth as Panthers place fourth out of eight
KEENE, N.H. – Sophomore Sam Brunnette (Newport, Vt.) captured the individual title at the Keene State College Invitational men's cross country race Saturday morning, leading Plymouth State University to a fourth-place finish among the eight competing schools.
Brunnette ran in a group of four runners for 4.5 miles before making a decisive move and pulling away for a comfortable victory among the 78 runners in the race. He finished the five-mile cross country course in 25 minutes, 42 seconds, averaging 5:11 per mile. Classmate Warren Bartlett (Loudon, N.H.) was not far behind and finished in fifth place in 26:03.
Keene State College Invitational, Keene, N.H. – Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016
Plymouth State – team score of 85 (4th place of 8 teams)
Top 5 teams:
Fitchburg State 50; Colby-Sawyer 58, Keene State 61, Plymouth State 85, Southern Vermont 116
* PSU's three other scorers ran personal best times -- freshman Noah Byington (Hanscomb AFB, Mass.), 20th in 27:49; junior Brendan Polichronopoulos (Penacook, N.H.), 24th in 27:59; and freshman Jonathan Sawyer (Gloucester, Mass.), 35th in 29:08.
*The team's 1-5 average time (27:20) is a school record by :15
PSU at James Earley Invitational, Westfield State (Mass.), Saturday, Oct. 8, 12 noon.
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