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DURHAM, N.H.—The University of New Hampshire men’s cross country team opened the 2007 season with a split, defeating Boston College and falling to Providence College.
The Friars scored 23, followed by UNH with 42 and the Eagles with 66.
The Wildcats boasted two runners in the top four and three in the top 10. Leading the way with an impressive third-place finish overall was senior Granite-Stater Robert Edgerton (Cornish, N.H.) with a top team clocking of 26:28.00 over the 5-plus mile UNH course through College Woods. Finishing right behind Edgerton in fourth place was senior Jordan Horwitz (Evanston, Ill.) with a time of 26:34.00. Placing ninth in the field was junior Brent Powers (Remsden, N.Y.), who crossed the line in 27:21.00.
In addition, junior Matt O’Connor (Rhinebeck, N.Y.) was 11th (27:29.00) and the Wildcats took 15th through 17th place consecutively with sophomore Wesley Dinnan (Juneau, AK) finishing with a clocking of 27:38.0, followed by sophomore Joshua Kearns (Ridgefield, Conn.) (27:44.0) and junior Nick Decrescenzo (Milford, Conn.) (27:53.0).
The top time of the day was posted by Ahmud Haji of Providence as he cruised to a time of 26:13.00 in the field of 35 runners.