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Rutgers Men’s XC Finishes Sixth at Metropolitan Championships
Sophomore Banafato leads RU with 12th-place finish
  • Posted on October 05, 2012 7:07:17 PM
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  • BRONX N.Y. — (October 5, 2012) – The Rutgers men’s cross country team finished sixth in a 12-team field Friday afternoon at the 2012 Metropolitan Championships, held at Van Cortland Park in the Bronx, N.Y. Sophomore Chris Banafato (Bridgewater, N.J.) paced the Scarlet Knights in 8K event, finishing 12th overall with a time of 26:51.00.

    Freshman Chris Defabio (Millington, N.J.), who led the squad with a fifth-place finish at the Father Lebeer S.J. Invitational, was the next RU runner to place, securing 15th place in a time of 26:57.03. Sophomore Steven Burkholder (Marlton, N.J.) rounded out the top three for the Scarlet Knights, finishing 37th overall with a time of 27:49.18.

    RU competes again next Saturday, Oct. 13, in the Princeton Invitational. The meet marks the team’s final event before the BIG EAST Championships on Friday Oct. 26 in the Bronx, N.Y.

     

    1. 50 NYU (26:40.32 133:21.64 1:23.24)

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    1 2 Sebastian Oja 26:05.61

    2 3 Kevin Bonilla 26:22.49

    3 5 Dylan Karten 26:30.85

    4 14 David Knowles 26:53.84

    5 26 Dharan Kadiyala 27:28.85

    6 ( 35) Kyle Deleon 27:42.77

    7 ( 36) Ryan Gilmore 27:47.65

     

    2. 68 Fordham (26:53.04 134:25.21 0:47.04)

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    1 4 Nicholas Synan 26:29.71

    2 7 Michael Turi 26:35.30

    3 17 Jonathan Annelli 27:00.30

    4 18 Ryan Polo 27:03.15

    5 22 Quincey O'Connor 27:16.75

    6 ( 30) Kevin Harvey 27:36.58

    7 ( 38) Benjamin Delikat 27:52.47

     

     

     

    3. 78 Columbia (27:01.04 135:05.24 0:23.79)

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    1 10 Nate Brennand 26:50.12

    2 13 Jon Harper 26:51.97

    3 16 Ben Deal 26:58.08

    4 19 Paul Snyder 27:11.16

    5 20 Noah Chodos 27:13.91

    6 ( 21) Tyler Gibbons 27:14.30

    7 ( 28) Joe Kotran 27:33.87

     

    4. 111 Iona (27:13.51 136:07.59 2:24.30)

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    1 1 Ethan Heywood 25:53.71

    2 9 Quinn Raseman 26:49.76

    3 24 Michael Champagne 27:24.15

    4 34 Brendan Farrell 27:41.96

    5 43 Nickolaus Lachman 28:18.01

     

    5. 136 St. Francis (N.Y.) (27:30.57 137:32.89 1:15.78)

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    1 11 Rafal Ksepka 26:50.56

    2 25 Jason Stapleton 27:25.48

    3 27 Brian Nersten 27:30.98

    4 32 Paul Gilhuley 27:39.53

    5 41 Michael Gale 28:06.34

    6 ( 42) Joseph Gilhuley 28:14.77

    7 ( 45) Younes Benzaid 28:24.09

     

    6. 151 Rutgers (27:39.09 138:15.48 1:52.59)

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    1 12 Chris Banafato 26:51.00

    2 15 Chris Defabio 26:57.03

    3 37 Steve Burkholder 27:49.18

    4 39 Anthony Horten 27:54.68

    5 48 Curtis Richburg 28:43.59

    6 ( 52) Casey Weiss 29:08.33

    7 ( 61) Daniel Lee 30:20.95

     

    7. 184 Wagner (28:22.59 141:52.97 3:51.56)

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    1 6 Daniel Zaccariello 26:33.01

    2 23 James Naglieri 27:18.00

    3 33 Jacob Malakoff 27:41.07

    4 59 Timothy Mendez 29:56.32

    5 63 Darius Moulton 30:24.57

    6 ( 68) Mark Carles 31:40.11

    7 ( 71) Matt Tymon 32:35.54

     

    8. 209 Manhattan (28:19.28 141:36.40 1:29.01)

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    1 29 Mikael Rojeras 27:35.67

    2 40 Stephen Chantry 28:04.43

    3 44 William Wilkens 28:23.86

    4 46 Christopher Laucella 28:27.76

    5 50 Kevin O'Brien 29:04.68

    6 ( 54) Nathan Kotch 29:14.87

    7 ( 55) Andrew Hanifin 29:17.09

     

    9. 247 Seton Hall (29:05.83 145:29.18 2:40.49)

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    1 31 Jared Hanko 27:38.76

    2 47 Carl Johnston 28:31.57

    3 51 Ryan Flannery 29:05.96

    4 58 Jacob Best 29:53.64

    5 60 Tyler Orner 30:19.25

    6 ( 64) Cory Hellwig 30:27.68

    7 ( 66) Joseph Martinelli 30:32.82

     

    10. 263 Fairleigh Dickinson (30:06.25 150:31.25 5:42.80)

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    1 8 Darrel Gooding 26:37.34

    2 56 Kimutai Bett 29:44.28

    3 62 Cody Shave 30:23.67

    4 67 Frank Ortiz 31:25.82

    5 70 Jenya Dyagilev 32:20.14

     

    11. 293 St. Peter's (30:01.99 150:09.96 3:02.51)

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    1 49 Sylvester Inda 28:51.12

    2 53 Edwin Young 29:08.90

    3 57 Mohamed Merdan 29:48.30

    4 65 Lance Weaver 30:28.01

    5 69 Kevin Persson 31:53.63

    6 ( 75) John Paul Herrera 35:17.48

     

    12. 372 Hofstra (34:40.41 173:22.06 2:57.39)

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    1 72 Sean Flannery 32:55.92

    2 73 Michael Vecchia 34:04.08

    3 74 Junior Felix 34:37.58

    4 76 Christian Peterson 35:51.17

    5 77 Marianelson Amalraj 35:53.31

    6 ( 78) Brian McAndrews 36:23.22

     

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