Springfield, Tufts Victorious in Amherst Invitational

AMHERST, Massachusetts -- Springfield College and Tufts University posted team victories for the women and men, respectively, at the Amherst Cross Country Invitational. Individually, Erin Mandelberg of Coast Guard earned first-place honors with a time of 19:41 on the 5k course, while Rob Mitchell of Amherst blazed into the final chute in 25:56 for the men's 8k race.


Women's Team Finishes				Men's Team Finishes
1. Springfield			41 points		1. Tufts			29 points
2. Wellesley			61 points		2. Amherst			60 points
3. Coast Guard			74 points		3. Coast Guard			99 points
4. Amherst			86 points		4. Springfield			100 points
5. Wheaton			130 points		5. Salem State			141 points
6. UMass-Dartmouth		156 points		6. Southern Maine		162 points
7. Mount Holyoke		207 points		7. Westfield State		208 points
8. Westfield State		233 points		8. Wheaton			264 points
9. Salem State			277 points		9. Southern Vermont		309 points
10. Southern Vermont		621 points		    UMass-Dartmouth		incomplete

Women's Individual Top 10 (5k) Men's Individual Top 10 (8k) 1. Erin Mandelberg, Coast Guard (19:41) 1. Rob Mitchell, Amherst (25:56) 2. Jennifer Ng, Coast Guard (19:45) 2. Matthew Lyons, Tufts (26:04) 3. Aimee Vasse, Wellesley (19:57) 3. Rodney Hemmingway, Tufts (26:15) 4. Meredith Garey, Mount Holyoke (19:58) 4. Dan Chandler, Amherst (26:16) 5. Jen Panarelle, Springfield (19:59) 5. Gary Mello, UMass-Dartmouth (26:22) 6. Sarah Thrall, Springfield (20:01) 6. David Patterson, Tufts (26:28) 7. Barbara Swallow, Springfield (20:02) 7.Jason Burke, Tufts (26:39) 8. Sara Fasulo, Springfield (20:03) 8. Jon Prokup, Amherst (26:45) 9. April Nudo, Coast Guard (20:05) 9. Mike Sharp, Coast Guard (26:46) 10. Laura Meadors, Wellesley (20:06) 10. Burress McCombe, Springfield (26:30)

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