October 2, 2004

Brown Men Take Second at Murray Keatinge Invite

Oct. 2, 2004

Orono, ME - The men's cross country team competed today at the Murray Keatinge Invitational hosted by University of Maine. Dartmouth took the team title, finishing with a total of 35 points, only thirteen ahead of Brown's 48. Despite taking second in the team race, Brown took the top two individual spots.

Senior captain Patrick Tarpy (Yarmouth, ME) and senior Jeff Gaudette (Biddeford, ME) debuted for the 2004 season. Both hail from Maine, and this weekend marked the first time either had raced in the state since high school. Tarpy took home the individual title, crossing the line in 24:19.50 for the 8-kilometer course. Gaudette crossed next in 24:25.80. Both were at the front of the race from the beginning, and Tarpy maintained a 20 meter lead on the field for the entire race after making a move about two miles in.

Also finishing strongly for the men harriers were junior Owen Washburn (Amherst, MA), taking ninth in 24:44.10 and sophomore Chris Burke (Dexter, MI) in twelfth at 24:47.90.

Junior Jordan Kinley (Santa Rosa, CA) debuted for the 2004 season as well, previously held out for a shin injury, and rounded out the scorers for the Bears. He was 28th with a time of 25:35.50.

Sophomore Nick Neely, who had been the top scorer previously for Brown, raced through sickness to take sixth for the team and 40th overall in 25:59.50. Coach John Gregorek anticipates a much stronger team when Neely is in top form.

The Bears will compete next with a limited squad at the New England Championships on Friday October 8. Many of the squad's top men will be resting in order to race at the highly competitive Pre-National meet the following weekend.


Team Scores:
Dartmouth- 35
Brown- 48
Univ. of Iowa- 61
Univ. of Maine- 111
Univ. of New Hampshire- 155

Individual Results:
1. Patrick Tarpy, Brown, 24:19
2. Jeff Gaudette, Brown, 24:25
3. Matt Esche, Iowa, 24:30
4. Ben True, Dartmouth, 24:31
5. Dave Burnham, Dartmouth, 24:36
6. Eric MacTaggart, Iowa, 24:36
7. Noah Kaufman, Dartmouth, 24:38
8. Quinn Thomas, Dartmouth, 24:38
9. Owen Washburn, Brown, 24:44
10. Mike Lansing, Maine, 24:45

Brown Individual Results:
1. Patrick Tarpy 24:19
2. Jeff Gaudette 24:25
9. Owen Washburn 24:44
12. Chris Burke 24:47
28. Jordan Kinley 25:35
40. Nick Neely 25:59
47. Jacob Nettleton 26:10
51. Ozzie Myers 26:17
57. Nick Sarro 26:28
58. Alex Enscoe, 26:29
68. Michael Piche 26:51
69. Craig Fountain 26:53