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Fitchburg State Hosts Annual Jim Sheehan Memorial Invite

Fitchburg State Hosts Annual Jim Sheehan Memorial Invite

Falcons claim top honors with a total of 39 points 

Leominster, Mass. – The Fitchburg State University men's cross country team hosted its annual Jim Sheehan Memorial Alumni Invitational at the Doyle Conservation Center this morning, earning first place with a total of 39 points. 

The Basics

Score: First Place, 39 Points

How It Happened 

Fitchburg State junior Anthony Darrigo (Tewksbury, Mass./Tewskbury) took home top honors for the Falcons with a first place time of 27:14.59 over the 8k layout, while senior Jake Hastings (Phillipston, Mass./Monty Tech) finished third overall with a time of 27:30.22.

Newcomer Jacob Movsessian (New Ipswich, N.H./Mascenic) was next to enter the chute for the Green and Gold, placing tenth with a time of 28:24.96, while senior Mark Tonelli (Ayer, Mass./Ayer-Shirley) finished in the 13th slot, posting a time of 29:11.71, Rounding out the top seven finishers for the Falcons were newcomer Timothy Sheehy (Wakefield, Mass./South Kingstown) (29:15.11), junior Stephen McCall (Brockton, Mass./Brockton) (29:53.94), and sophomore Brandon DiGregorio (Somerville, Mass./Nashua North) (30:36.37).

Inside the Numbers

 First collegiate cross country races for Movessian, Sheehy, Anthony Ortwein (Fitchburg, Mass./Fitchburg), Andrew Hill (Templeton, Mass./Mahar Regional), Christian Lantigua (Lawrence, Mass./Lawrence), Elrick Larson (Marblehead, Mass./Marblehead) and Ian Poyant Acton, Maine/Sanford().

Fourth time meet was held at the Doyle Conservation Center.

Fitchburg State placed third overall at last year's Jim Sheehan Memorial Invite with a total of 67 points

Up Next

The Falcons travel to UMass Dartmouth on Saturday, September 16th as it competes in the 2017 Corsair Invitational for a meet starting at 11:15am.