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Farris Paces Bobcats at NYU Invitational

NEW YORK — Freshman Sy Farris (Fort Ashby, W.Va./Frankfort) finished 111th out of 371 runners to help Frostburg State to 21st place at the 40-team New York University Invitational Saturday.

Farris turned in a time of 29:13.78 in a field consisting of some of the top Division III runners in the country.

Junior Mike Replogle (Union Bridge, Md./Francis Scott Key) was 121st overall in 29:19.58, while freshman Kevin Ripple (Mechanicsville, Md./Leonardtown) ran a 30:13.31 to place 175th.

Sophomore Brian Gallagher (Burke, Va./East Lake Hall (Fla.)) finished 189th with a time of 30:32.06, and freshman John Densmore (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) was 193rd in 30:37.53.

Freshman Justin Marshall (Gaithersburg, Md./Watkins Mill) ran the course in 31:40.04 to finish 235th.

Bowdoin College had four runners finish in the top eight and won the men's team title with 34 points, while the College of New Jersey and Ithaca tied for second with 73 points. Geneseo was fourth (130) and Plattsburgh was fifth (240). Ithaca's Mike Styczynski was the men's individual winner in 26:12.10.

Sophomore Beth Sauder (Oakland, Md./Southern Garrett) was the lone member of FSU's women team to compete, finishing 134th out of 285 runners with a time of 22:11.34.

Moravian won the women's title, scoring 63 points and placing three runners in the top five, including individual champion Heidi Wolfsberger (18:19.76). The College of New Jersey was second with 71 points, while Geneseo (114), Bowdoin (123) and Ithaca (138) rounded out the top five.

"This was a very competitive field, and we showed progress over our last meet (Sept. 8 at Lebanon Valley)," said head coach Randy Lowe. "We took selected varsity members, and our top two men ran significantly better this week. Also, we moved up on Salisbury, one of our Mason-Dixon Conference rivals, finishing just two spots behind them."

Frostburg State will compete in the Dickinson College Invitational in Carlisle, Pa., on Saturday.

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