PISCATAWAY, N.J. (September 11, 2011) – Rutgers men’s cross country finished ninth out of 16 teams with 273 points at the Fordham Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Van Cortlandt Park.
Christopher Banafato (Bridgewater, N.J.) led the Scarlet Knights, finishing 28th in 26:41.25. Christopher DeFabio (Millington, N.J.) was the second RU runner to complete the five mile race, completing the course in 27:47.05 to take 72nd. Curtis Richburg (West Orange, N.J.) and Ben Forrest (Jackson, N.J.) placed back-to-back, taking 84th (27:58.44) and 85th (27:59.77), respectively. Steven Burkholder (Marlton, N.J.) placed 130th in 29:15.78.
The Scarlet Knights will return to action on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Monmouth Invitational in Holmdel, N.Y.
Rutgers Individual Times
28th Christopher Banafato 26:41.25
72nd Christopher DeFabio 27:47.05
84th Curtis Richburg 27:58.44
85th Ben Forrest 27:59.77
130th Steven Burkholder 29:15.78
139th Brian Wells 29:26.92
153rd Anthony Hortem 29:44.69
163rd Thomas Bragen 30:10.24
189th Ben Horel 31:07.79