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Huskies Finish Ninth At BIG EAST Championships

BRONX, N.Y. (Oct. 28, 2005) - The University of Connecticut men's cross country team finished in ninth place out of 14 teams at the 2005 BIG EAST Championships held at Van Cortlandt Park on Friday afternoon. The Huskies had 264 points in the meet.

Leading the way for the Huskies was junior Max Feldman (Easton, Conn.) who finished 20th in a time of 25:15. Sophomore Will Melofchik (Wayside, N.J.) followed him by finishing in 20th place in 25:42 while freshman Brian Colonnese (Easton, Conn.) took 64th in 27:02. Junior Kyle Eckman (Bridgewater, N.J.) finished 72nd in a time of 27:28 while sophomore Brian Cacace (East Haven, Conn.) was 78th in 27:46. Sophomore Steve Iannaccone (Toms River, N.J.) finished 87th in a time of 28:18 and freshman Brian Gagnon (Lowell, Mass.) was 93rd in 28:46. Other runners for the Huskies included freshman Daren Myers (Cohoes, N.Y.), who finished in a time of 28:58 and senior Joel Legare (Holden, Mass.) who ran the course in 29:55.

Notre Dame captured the BIG EAST title with 31 points. Georgetown was second with 51 points, Providence third with 68, Louisville fourth with 112 and Villanova took fifth with 157 points. Martin Fagan of Providence captured the individual title in a time of 23:48.

The Huskies will be in action next on Nov. 12 when they travel to Boston, Mass. for the NCAA Northeast Regional.