August 29, 2008

Norton leads men's cross country past Bentley in season opener

WALTHAM, Mass. - Brandeis University sophomore Paul Norton (Amherst, Mass.) was the individual race winner today as the Brandeis men's cross country team defeated Bentley College at Weston High School. The Judges took a 19-42 decision.

In the first race of a dual meet with the Brandeis and Bentley women, Norton led the Brandeis men, the No. 29 team in the nation in the most recent USTFCCCA Division III poll with a time of 18:03 over the 6K course. He was followed by fellow sophomore Zach Schwartz (Newtown, Conn.) with a time of 18:23 and senior Mike Stone (E. Falmouth, Mass.) in 18:23. Bentley junior Andy Watson (New Milford, Conn.) and sophomore Dan O'Connell (Medfield, Mass.) took fourth and fifth places, respectively, with times of 18:27 and 18:31, but the Judges had the next six finishers to earn the victory. Sophomore Kerwin Vega (Waltham, Mass.) led that pack with a time of 18:36.


NCAA CROSS COUNTRY MEET
At Weston High School, Weston, Mass.
MEN: Brandeis 19, Bentley 42
6K

1) Paul Norton (Brandeis) 18:03
2) Zach Schwartz (Brandeis) 18:13
3) Mike Stone (Brandeis) 18:23
4) Andy Watson (Bentley) 18:27
5) Dan O'Connell (Bentley) 18:31
6) Kerwin Vega (Brandeis) 18:36
7) Ryan Cheng (Brandeis) 18:38
8) Chris Brown (Brandeis) 18:43
9) Alex Hulse (Brandeis) 18:43
10) Will Collins (Brandeis) 18:45
11) Marc Boutin (Brandeis) 18:52
12) Steve Bergantino (Bentley) 19:00
13) Sam Donovan (Brandeis) 19:06
14) Dan Anastos (Brandeis) 19:11
15) Ben Bray (Brandeis) 19:23
16) Eric Webb (Bentley) 19:35
17) Rob Ballenthin (Bentley) 19:38
18) Naveh Halperin (Brandeis) 19:54
19) Bryan Sutherland (Bentley) 19:55
20) Mike Primes (Bentley) 20:00
21) Jeremy Langton (Bentley) 20:06
22) Nick Jones (Bentley) 20:09
23) Tom Witherell (Bentley) 20:11
24) Sean Reagan (Bentley) 20:12
25) Matt Phillipo (Brandeis) 20:21
26) Ray Chen (Brandeis) 21:15
27) Mark Jordan (Bentley) 21:30
28) Gabe Campbell (Bentley) 21:41
29) Dan Fava (Bentley) 22:08