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Southern Maine Men's XC Wins Suffolk Invitational

Southern Maine Men's XC Wins Suffolk Invitational

Huskies Prepare for LEC Championship on November 2

            BOSTON -- The University of Southern Maine men's cross country team placed its first five runners among the top 15 scoring finishers to win the Suffolk University Invitational Saturday afternoon at historic Franklin Park.

            The Huskies first five finishers combined for a team score of 47 points to outdistance runner-up Stevens Institute and 22 other teams.  Stevens was second with 73 points, followed by Colby-Sawyer College with 123, Eastern Connecticut State University with 133 and Plymouth State with 134.

            Sophomore Yahya Nure (South Portland, Maine/Deering) led the Huskies with his runner-up finish.  Nure covered the 8,000-meter Franklin Park course in a time of 26 minutes, 9.6 seconds.  Nure was less than six seconds behind race winner Matyas Csiki-Fejer of Suffolk University.

            Junior Jacob Gamache (Auburn, Maine) was USM's second finisher crossing the line in seventh place overall (sixth in team scoring) with his time of 26:48.3.  Junior Masho Gebremikael (Portland, Maine/Deering) was 11th overall (10th in scoring) cracking the 27-minute barrier with a time of 26:57.5.

            Completing the Huskies' top five were senior Michael Aboud (North Waterboro, Maine/Massabesic) and junior Eagan Eldridge (Bowdoin, Maine/Mt. Ararat).  Aboud was 16th overall (14th in scoring) and Eldridge was one spot further back in 17th overall.  Aboud posted a time of 27:08.8 while Eldridge crossed the line in 27:11.0.

            Freshman Jason Mathies (Hampden, Maine/Hampden Academy) had a top 25 overall finish placing 24th (22 in scoring) with his time of 27:29.5.

            The Huskies are off next weekend.  They return to action on November 2nd when they compete in the Little East Conference Championship behind held at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.