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Fitchburg State Hosts Annual Jim Sheehan Memorial Invite

Fitchburg State Hosts Annual Jim Sheehan Memorial Invite

Falcons place second overall with a total of 79 points 

Fitchburg, Mass. – The Fitchburg State University men's cross country opened its 2018 season this morning as the Falcons placed second overall at their annual Jim Sheehan Memorial Invitational at the Doyle Conservation Center with a total of 79 points.

The Basics

Score: Second Place, 79 points

How It Happened

Fitchburg State was paced by sophomore Jacob Movsessian (Ipswich, N.H./Mascenic), who placed 5th overall with a time of 26:44, while senior Joseph Darrigo (Tewksbury, Mass./Tewksbury) followed in 6th place, posting a time of 27:06 over the 8K course.

Fellow senior Anthony Darrigo (Tewksbury, Mass./Tewksbury) was next, entering the chute with a time of 27:48, while classmate Stephen McCall (Brockton, Mass./Brockton) registered a time of 29:17.

Rounding out the top seven efforts for the Green and Gold were sophomore Anthony Ortwein (Fitchburg, Mass./Fitchburg) (29:37), classmate James Casale (Wakefield, Mass./Malden Catholic) (31:00) and sophomore Andrew Hill (Templeton, Mass./Mahar Regional) (32:40).

Inside the Numbers

Fitchburg State placed first overall at last year's Jim Sheehan Memorial Invite with a total of 39 points

Fifth time meet was held at the Doyle Conservation Center

UMass Dartmouth claimed first place by amassing a total of 50 points

Freshman Dillon VanDemorrtel (Newark, N.Y./Newark) of SUNY Cobleskill crossed the finish line first with a time of 26:23.

Up Next

The Falcons will compete in the 2018 Worcester City Meet next Saturday at Moore State Park in Paxton, Mass. for a meet starting at 10 AM.