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Rutgers Men’s Cross Country Opens Season at Fordham Fiasco
Scarlet Knights Finish Sixth on Five Mile Course
  • Posted on September 07, 2013 6:28:08 PM
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    BRONX, N.Y. (September 7, 2013) –  The Rutgers men’s cross country team opened the 2013 season at the 33rd running of the Fordham Fiasco XC Meet at Van Cortlandt Park on Saturday.  The Scarlet Knights took sixth.

    Navy won the meet with 21 points with Rider in second with 55 points and host Fordham taking third with 76 points.  Fairfield took fourth with 104 points followed by Monmouth (167), Rutgers (176), Hardford (195), Fairleigh Dickinson (224) and St. Peter’s (280).

    The Scarlet Knights were led by junior C.J. DeFabio (Millington, N.J.) and junior Anthony Horten (Moorestown, N.J.) on the five mile (8K) course.  DeFabio crossed the finish line in 30th in 27:36.16, immediately followed by Horton taking 31st in 27:38.66.

    Following DeFabio and Horten were freshman Nick Price (Old Bridge, N.J.) in 43rd (28:42.87), sophomore Jaimin Vekaria (Clinton, N.J.) in 45th (28:47.19), senior Steve Burkholder (Marlton, N.J.) in 52nd (29:20.34), freshman Sam Habib (Old Bridge, N.J.) in 54th (29:22.97) and sophomore Dan Lee (Plainsboro, N.J.) in 62nd (30:08.55).

    The men’s cross country team returns to action on Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Monmouth Invitational in Holmdel, N.J.

    FORDHAM FIASCO 8K RESULTS

    Team Results:

    1. Navy - 21

    2. Rider - 55

    3. Fordham - 76

    4. Fairfield - 104

    5. Monmouth - 167

    6. Rutgers - 176

    7. Hartford - 195

    8. Fairleigh Dickinson - 224

    9. Saint Peter's - 280

     

    Rutgers Results

    30. C.J. DeFabio - 27:36.16

    31. Anthony Horten - 27:38.66

    43. Nick Price - 28:42.87

    45. Jaimin Vekaria - 28:47.19

    52. Steve Burkholder - 29:20.34

    54. Sam Habib - 29:22.97

    62. Dan Lee -  30:08.55

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