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Men's Cross Country

DU Finishes 1/10th of a Second Shy of A-10 XC Title
Derek Dutille
Derek Dutille

Nov. 1, 2008


Duquesne's men's cross country team captured a second place finish at the 2008 Atlantic 10 Championship Saturday morning at Charlotte. The Dukes finished one point behind champion UMass making it the second time in the past three years that Duquesne finished second and the seventh straight time placing among the top three teams.

The Dukes, who were led by seniors Derek Dutille and Josh Eddy in sixth and seventh place respectively, were one point from winning the title.

Dutille finished the five-mile race in 24:19.0 to capture his second straight All-Conference award, just one second ahead of Eddy who finished in 24:20.2 to capture his second All-Conference honor as well.

Senior Shane Sarver was third for the Dukes and 17th overall in 24:45.1, finishing 1/10th of a second behind UMass' Nicolai Naranjo. Sophomore Scott VanKooten was next in 20th place in 24:52.5 and sophomore Mike Stolar was 26th in 25:03.8.

The Red and Blue will compete in the NCAA Regional Championships on Nov. 15 in Princeton, N.J.

Team Results
1. Massachusetts - 75 points
2. Duquesne - 76
3. Richmond - 111
4. Charlotte - 115
5. La Salle - 122
6. Dayton - 130
7. Saint Joseph's - 132
8. Xavier - 184
9. Temple - 275
10. Fordham - 283
11. George Washington - 313
12. Saint Louis - 333
13. Rhode Island - 378
14. St. Bonaventure - 455