Bartlett wins individual title for shorthanded Panthers
BRUNSWICK, Maine – Senior Warren Bartlett (Loudon, N.H.) finished just three seconds off the pace of his season best time to lead the Plymouth State University men's cross country to a third place finish at the Bowdoin College Invitational on Saturday.
Bartlett cruised to the individual title with a time of 25:47.6, beating out the next closest competitor by nearly 20 full seconds. Sophomore Marcus Cryan (Topsfield, Mass.) was the second fastest Panther, and senior Chaim Tendler (Manchester, N.H.) posted a career-best time to finish 20th.
Plymouth State finished third with 85 team points, behind Bowdoin College (41 points) and Norwich University (44 points).
Bowdoin College Invitational – Plymouth State 3rd of 7 teams
How it Happened:
* Bartlett coasted to the victory, topping Bowdoin's Alec Ferguson-Hull by 19.3 seconds.
* Cryan finished 15th overall in 27:17.6, while Tendler's personal record of 27:50.3 topped his previous best by a full second.
* Juniors Trevor Campbell (Coventry, R.I.) and Benjamin Platt (Manchester, N.H.) were the next two runners to cross the line. Campbell finished 30th in 28:34.8, while Platt's time of 29:09.4 was good enough for 37th.
Inside the Numbers:
* Campbell shattered his personal record time by more than 33 seconds.
* A trio of freshmen rounded out the field for the Panthers; Kyle Mau (Dover, N.H.), who finished 39th in 29:14.9, Ian Miller (Arlington, Mass.), who took 41st in 29:33.5, and Randall Scroggins (Rumney, N.H.), who ended 69th in 36:07.7.
* Lyle posted a PR for the second straight week, cutting 22 seconds off his time from just a week ago.
Straight from the Coach's Mouth:
"You never want to be shorthanded," said head coach John Ostler, "but I told the guys all week that having a couple of guys out was an opportunity and not a loss. The middle of our team stepped up today and it's because of them that we had the same team result if we'd all been out there. I'm especially proud of Trevor [Campbell]. He's been eager to have a breakout race and today was the day."
* Plymouth State enjoys a week off to prepare for the Little East Conference Championships at Bryant University, hosted by Rhode Island College, on Saturday (Oct. 27). The men's race will begin at 2:00 p.m.
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