Men's Cross Country Finishes Seventh, Women Come in 11th in the Teams' Toughest Races of the Season

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Oct. 16, 2004

Sophomore Pete Hess ran a 26:07 to finish in 18th place, and the men's cross country team finished with 272 points and a seventh place finish. The women's squad finished 11th in its field of 41, as Meghan Braffet led the Terps with a 27th place finish.

American took the men's team title with a total of 49 points, and Penn State's Dan Mazzocco won individual honors with a time of 25:27. Adam Ambrus (47th place) and Pat Bailey (66th) finished second and third on the team, respectively, as Maryland's top five all finished among the top 75 runners.

Michael Porter came in 70th place with a time of 26:54 and Nathaniel Zola finished in 71st after running a 26:55. For the fourth time in four races this season, the men have posted a 1-5 split of less than one minute, as they posted a 48 second difference in today's race.

In the women's race, Meghan Braffet posted a time of 21:41 in the 6k race to lead the Terps and finish 27th overall in the 41-team women's meet. The team finished in 11th place with 371 points, as the Providence women took the team title with 49 points. The top two runners were from Providence, including race winner, Kim Smith, with a time of 19:46.

Danielle Siebert had another solid race, as she ran a 21:58 to finish in 38th place. Katie Purcell came in 71st place, Laurel Jefferson in 92nd and Shari Gorga in 143rd.

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