Oct. 7, 2007
CARLISLE, PA - The Johns Hopkins men's cross-country team competed at the Dickinson Long/Short Invitational on Saturday. The Blue Jays finished tied for first on the short course.Hopkins finished tied with Shippensburg for its second team title of the year.
The top two teams finished with 20 points while host Dickinson was third. Lock Haven and California University rounded out the top five. The individual title went to Wayne Hooper of St. Vincent College, who completed the course in 12:25.55.
Hopkins' top finisher in the race was senior James Bronson II (Santa Ana, CA/Foothill) who completed the course in 12:30.38 to claim fourth place. Senior Patrick Brandon (Massapequa, NY/Massapequa) and freshman Steven Tobochnik (Kalamazoo, MI/Loy Norrix) also placed in the top ten finishing sixth and tenth respectively. Brandon finished the day with a time of 12:35.05 while Tobochnik crossed the line with a time of 12:37.99.
Junior Geoff Nunns (Danville, CA/Monte Vista) came in 17th for the day with a time of 12:53.81 while teammate Jason Hortiatis (Pittsford, NY/Pittsford-Sutherland) was 28th with a time of 13:05.12. Rounding out the Blue Jays in the top 40 were sophomore David Sigmon (Big Harbor, WA/Peninsula) who was 34th and freshman Derek Cheng (Chesterfield, MO/John Borroughs) who finished 36th.
Hopkins is back in action on Saturday October 13. The squad will split forces as some of the team will participate in the Gettysburg Invitational while others will travel west to take part in the Lewis and Clark Pioneer Open in Oregon.
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