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Stanziano Leads RU Men's Cross Country to First Place Finish at Rider Invitational
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LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – The Rutgers men’s cross country team dominated the Rider Invitational today, placing seven runners in the top-10 to sweep its way to a perfect 4-0 record against Seton Hall, Wagner, St. Peter’s and host Rider.

Senior Brian Stanziano (Bernegat, NJ) and senior Steve Slaby (Manilus, NY) went one-two, finishing 26:02.3 and 26:04.2, respectively. Freshman Tim Vitez (Haddonfield, NJ) was fourth (26:18.0), freshman Mike Redden (South Orange, NJ) finished sixth (26:47.4), junior Mike DeSimone (South Plainfield, NJ) was seventh (26:54.8), sophomore Matt Lunemann (Hillsborough, NJ) crossed the finish in ninth (27:03.3) and sophomore Tim Paule (Matawan, NJ) rounded out the top-10 (27:06).

The Scarlet Knights will return to action on Saturday, Oct. 18, when they compete in the Lafayette Invitational in Easton, PA.

Team scores
Rutgers 15, Wagner 50
Rutgers 15, Saint Peter's 50
Rutgers 17, Rider 46
Rutgers 18, Seton Hall 43

1. Brian Stanziano, Rutgers 26:02.3
2. Steve Slaby, Rutgers 26:04.2
4. Tim Vitez, Rutgers 26:18.0
6. Mike Redden, Rutgers 26:47.4
7. Mike DeSimone, Rutgers 26:54.8
9. Matt Lunemann, Rutgers 27:03.3
10. Tim Paule, Rutgers 27:06.8
11. Ambar Patel, Rutgers 27:06.8
15. Bill Hulbert, Rutgers 27:21.7
17. Pete Mathe, Rutgers 27:23.2
24. Milo Schwab, Rutgers 27:54.6
31. Mike Brennan, Rutgers 29:18.3

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