Five runners finished in the top ten overall as the University of the Sciences men's cross country team captured the team title at the 8th annual Goldey-Beacom Fall classic at Carousel Park in Wilmington, Delaware on Saturday.
The five top ten finishes led to a team total of 27 points, enough to finish well ahead of second place Wilmington University's 64 and host Goldey-Beacom's 73. Sciences previous best finish at the Goldey-Beacom classic was a ninth place showing back in 2003.
Marty Farrell led the way for the Devils finishing second overall to Wilmington's Bill Steele with a time of 28:51. Farrell conquered the Carousel Park course with his best time there and only a strong surge by Steele, last year's CACC Rookie of the Year, in the final 1,000 meters kept the Devils captain from winning the race.
Farrell was the first of their straight finishers for the Devils. Junior Georgiy Polyak finished third overall with a time of 28:58. Polyak had led the entire race for the better part of the first three miles before giving way to Farrell. Senior Pete Grant also turned in his best ever time on a Carousel Park course, crossing the line in fourth place overall with a time of 29:03.
Junior Tuynh Nguyen ran a season-best 30:37 to finish in eighth place while Rob Glass finished tenth overall with a time of 30:54. Mike Pecorino and Christian Radzinski rounded out the Devils top seven finishers. Pecorino was 11th overall with a time of 30:54 while Radzinski was 15th with a time of 31:46.
The Devils are off next weekend and return to action on Saturday, October 24, 2010 for the Cabrini Invitational at Belmont Plateau