Edgerton leads 'Cats with third-place finish
BINGHAMTON, N.Y.-- Bobby Edgerton (Cornish, N.H.) was the top Wildcat and third overall finisher to lead the University of New Hampshire men's cross country team to Saturday afternoon's third-place finish at the Binghamton University Invitational.
With 79 points, UNH placed behind the University of Maine (51 points) and Columbia University (60) in the eight-team meet. The Wildcats placed ahead of fellow America East conference members UMBC (110; fourth place), Albany (123; sixth) and host Binghamton (189; seventh) as well as Syracuse (115; fifth) and Siena College (220; eighth).
Edgerton was clocked in 25 minutes, 57 seconds for a 5:14 mile pace on the 8K course. Only Donald Drake (Maine) with a winning time of 25:29 and Izudin Medmedovic (UMBC; 25:39) crossed the finish line ahead of Edgerton.
Matthew Russell (Ogdensburg, N.Y) was the other Wildcat runner to earn a top-10 finish as he placed ninth in a time of 26:08. Andrew Lawson (Holland Patent, N.Y.) finished 20th in 26:20, then Nicholas Decrescenzo (New Milford, Conn.) and Jordan Horwitz (Evanston, Ill.) completed UNH's scoring with 23rd and 24th place at 26:41 and 26:46, respectively.
The UNH men's cross country team will split when it returns to racing on Sept. 24. Some student-athletes will compete at the Iona Meet of Champions while others will race at Maine's Freshmen-Sophomore Meet.