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Falcons Claim MASCAC Men’s Cross Country Championship

Falcons Claim MASCAC Men’s Cross Country Championship

Amaral named MXC Runner of the Year; Jellison selected Coach of the Year

Westfield, Mass. – The Fitchburg State University men's cross country team captured the 2017 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Men's cross country championship this afternoon after placing first overall with a total of 30 points at Stanley Park.

The Basics

Score: First Place, 30 Points

How It Happened

The Falcons were led by senior Brian Amaral (Tewksbury, Mass.), who placed first overall with a time of 25:41.37, en-route to being named MASCAC Men's Cross Country Runner of the Year, while classmate Jake Hastings (Phillipston, Mass.) followed in third with a time of 26:19.40 over the 8K layout.

Junior Anthony Darrigo (Tewksbury, Mass.) was next the Falcons, placing fourth with a time of 26:42.61, while fellow junior Joseph Darrigo (Tewksbury, Mass.) entered the chute with a time of 27:03.40.

Rounding out the top efforts for Fitchburg State were newcomer Jacob Movsessian (New Ipswich, N.H.) 27:27.72), junior Stephen McCall (Brockton, Mass.) (27:44.92) and senior Mark Tonelli (Ayer, Mass.) (28:11.42).

Inside the Numbers

Fitchburg State finished second overall at last year's MASCAC Men's Cross Country Championships with a total of 50 points

Fitchburg State claimed first place by amassing a total of 30 points

Senior Brian Amaral (Tewksbury, Mass.) claimed top honors, finishing first overall with a time of 25:41.37.

Fitchburg State men's cross country head coach Jim Jellison was named 2017 MASCAC Men's Cross Country Coach of the Year.

Up Next

The Falcons will compete in the 2017 NCAA DIII New England Regional Championships, hosted by Southern Maine University on Saturday, November 11th, starting at 11 a.m.