Balance Effort Helps Men's Cross Country Take Home 18th Consecutive City Title

Josh Brodin

Worcester, MA - The WPI men's cross country team won the 2011 Worcester City Invitational on Saturday, beating out teams from Fitchburg State, Worcester State, Framingham State and Anna Maria College. It is the 18th consecutive year that the Engineers have been triumphant at the Worcester city meet. 

The Crimson and Gray finished with eight of the top ten runners of the meet, led by Dominic Gonzalez (Lowell, MA), who came in second overall with a time of 28:57, just three seconds behind the top finisher. Right behind Gonzalez was Josh Brodin (Mansfield, MA), who came in third at 29:14.

They were followed by Shane Ruddy (Seneca Falls, NY - 4th/29:23), Robert Hollinger (Averill Park, NY - 5th/29:29), Andrew Zayac (Plymouth, MA - 6th/29:32), Lucas Smith-Horn (Ellington, CT - 7th/29:33), Brendan McKeogh (Leicester, MA - 8th/29:46) and Scott Burger (Huntington Station, NY - 10th/29:50). 

Chris Kibler of Fitchburg State came in first overall, coming in with a time of 28:42 and winning the Brian Savilonis award, given to the top senior in honor of the recently retired WPI head coach  

WPI will be back in action Saturday, October 8th at the All-New England Meet at Franklin Park.