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Men's Cross Country Wins Fourth AMCC Title in Five Years
10/27/2001

BEAVER FALLS, PA — The Frostburg State men's cross country team placed five runners in the top 10 to capture its fourth Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference championship in the last five years Saturday at Beaver Falls, Pa.

Freshman Sy Farris (Fort Ashby, W.Va./Frankfort) led the Bobcats with a third-place finish in 29:08 and was named the AMCC Men's Newcomer of the Year. He also took home All-Conference honors for his efforts.

Fellow rookie Kevin Ripple (Mechanicsville, Md./Leonardtown) garnered All-AMCC honors by placing fourth in a time of 29:28.

Junior Mike Replogle (Union Bridge, Md./Francis Scott Key) was sixth with a time of 29:45, while sophomore Brian Gallagher (Burke, Va./East Lake Hall (Fla.)) placed seventh in 29:53.

Freshman John Densmore (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) turned in the critical performance by finishing ninth in 30:16. Densmore passed three Penn State Behrend runners in the final 2,000 meters to help the Bobcats edge the Lions in the team standings, 24-31.

Replogle, Gallagher and Densmore were each selected to the All-AMCC squad based on their top-ten finishes.

First-year head coach Randy Lowe was named the AMCC Men's Coach of the Year.

La Roche sophomore Andrew Musinguzi won MVP honors by finishing first in 27:53.

The Bobcats return to action Saturday, November 10 in the NCAA Division III Mid-East Regional Championships at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780
E-mail: sportsinfo@frostburg.edu