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Men's Cross Country Takes Fifth At Fairfield Invitational

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (September 13, 2008) - The University of Connecticut men's cross country team competed in the Fairfield invitational this weekend. Freshman Andrew Judd (West Hartford, Conn.) was the top finisher for UConn in the 8k race as the Husky squad took fifth place in their first match of the fall season.

UConn had six competitors race in the Invitational. Judd finished the race in 15th place with a time of 26:28. Following right behind him was teammate freshman Luke Albertson (Norwich, Conn.) in 16th place with a time of 26:30.

Next for UConn was sophomore Dave Macklem (Tolland, Conn.) with a time of 27:13, sophomore Scott Johnson (Old Lyme, Conn.) in 27:46, junior Andrew Smith (Sudbury, Mass.) finishing in 28:49 and sophomore Dan Holst (Smithtown, N.Y.) finishing with a time of 29:06.

Eight different schools took part in the Fairfield Invitational. Yale finished first among all of the teams in the race with 20 points. Fordham took second (72), host Fairfield came in third (109), Southern Connecticut took fourth (115), UConn was in fifth (132) with an average time of 27:21.20, the University of Rhode Island took sixth (151), Bryant University came in seventh (161) and University of New Haven finished in eighth (178).

Up next for the Huskies is the UMass Invitational in Amherst, Mass. on Saturday, Sept. 20 where UConn will look to improve upon last years third place finish.