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Men's Cross Country Takes Sixth At Leopard Invitational

EASTON, Pa. (October 19, 2008) – The University of Connecticut men’s cross country team finished sixth this weekend at the Leopard Invitational hosted by Lafayette College. The Huskies top finisher was sophomore Scott Johnson (Old Lyme, Conn.) who had his best finish of the year in a non-dual meet coming in ninth overall with a time of 26:12.00.

Freshman Andrew Judd (West Hartford, Conn.) came in second overall for the Huskies about 30 seconds behind Johnson finishing in 26:43.00. He was followed by junior Brian Gagnon (Lowell, Mass.) who had a time of 26:49.70 as well as junior Michael Rutt (Sinking Springs, Pa.) who finished in 27:39.30.

Sophomore David Macklem (Tolland, Conn.) and freshman Luke Albertson (Norwich, Conn.) rounded out the pack for the Huskies coming in at 27:45.80 and 27:51.80 respectively.

Ten teams competed in the Leopard Invitational this weekend and UConn finished around the middle in sixth overall as a team. They were bested by conference foes Rutgers who came in second and Seton Hall who finished only six points ahead of the Huskies, in fifth place.

UConn will be back in action next weekend at the Central Connecticut State Mini Meet in New Britain.