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Falcons Shine At Purple Valley Invitational

Falcons Shine At Purple Valley Invitational

J.Darrigo paces Fitchburg State with time of 27:14.1 

Williamstown, Mass. – The Fitchburg State University men's cross country competed at the 2018 Purple Valley Invitation this morning, placing 14th overall with a total of 348 points at Mount Greylock High School with the meet featuring seven teams that were ranked in the top 25 nationally.

The Basics

Score: 14th Place, 348 points

How It Happened

Fitchburg State was led by sophomore senior Joseph Darrigo (Tewksbury, Mass./Tewksbury)), who placed 42nd overall with a time of 27:14. 1, while sophomore Jacob Movsessian (Ipswich, N.H./Mascenic) was next, turning in a time of 27:24.3 over the 8K course.

Senior Anthony Darrigo (Tewksbury, Mass./Tewksbury) entered the chute with a time of 27:40.1, while sophomore Timothy Sheehy (Wakefield, R.I./South Kingstown) posted a time of 28:43.9.

Rounding out the top seven finishers for the Green and Gold were senior Stephen McCall (Brockton, Mass./Brockton) (29:44.3), sophomore Anthony Ortwein (Fitchburg, Mass./Fitchburg) (30:29.9) and senior Ryan Stopka (Rochester, Mass./Old Colony) (32:34.7).

Inside the Numbers

Fitchburg State did not compete at last year's Purple Valley Invite

RPI claimed first place by amassing a total of 41 points

Senior Sean O'Connor (Stamford, N.Y./South Kortright Central) of RPI crossed the finish line first with a time of 24:32.1.

Up Next

The Falcons will compete in the 2018 Keene State College Cross Country Invitational next Saturday in a meet starting at 11:00 AM.