Oct. 17, 1997

    Providence Finishes Fourth at New England Championship

    BOSTON, Mass. -- The Providence College men's cross country team finished fourth at the New England Championship on Friday, Oct. 17 at Franklin Park in Boston Mass. The Friars scored 134 points and finished behind Brown (first - 55 points), Dartmouth (second - 90) and Boston College (third - 118).

    Junior Zack Ventress of Spokane, Wash. led the men's team as he finished sixth in a time of 24:11. Sophomore Keith Kelly of Drogheda, Ireland (ninth - 24:21), sophomore Larry Morrissey of Waterford, Ireland (31st - 24:55), junior Rick Bush of Clifton Park, N.Y. (37th - 25:00) and senior Paul McNamara of Galway, Ireland (51st - 25:16) also scored for the Friars.

    The men's team returns to action on Oct. 31 at the BIG EAST Championships at Van Cortlandt Park in New York, N.Y.

    MEN'S RESULTS
    Distance: Cross Country
    1.  Karl Rasmussen      Boston University   23:38
    2.  Travis Landreth     Connecticut 23:44
    3.  Robert Mitchell     Amherst 24:05
    4.  Matt Smith          Boston University   24:09
    5.  Jamey Vetelino      Brown   24:10
    6.  ZACK VENTRESS       PC  24:11
    7.  Brendan Prindiville Brown   24:13
    8.  Keith Woodman       Brown   24:19
    9.  KEITH KELLY         PC  24:21
    10. Ryan Padilla        Dartmouth   24:27   
    PROVIDENCE OTHERS:
    31. Larry Morrissey PC  24:55
    37. Rick Bush       PC  25:00
    51. Paul McNamara   PC  25:16
    105. John O'Mara    PC  25:59   
    MEN'S TEAM SCORES TOP 10 of 36:
    1. Brown             55
    2. Dartmouth         90
    3. Boston College    118
    4. PROVIDENCE        134
    5. Connecticut       189
    6. Boston University 205
    7. New Hampshire     259
    8. Brandeis          269
    9. Harvard           271
    10. Williams         274