Sept. 27, 1997

    Men's Cross Country Finishes Seventh at Invitational

    MINNEAPOLIS -- The Providence College men's cross country team scored 203 points and finished seventh of 15 schools at the Roy Griak Invitational at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minn., on Saturday, September 27.

    PC junior Ben Noad of Bristol, England captured the individual title by finishing first in a time of 24:23. Also scoring for PC were junior Zack Ventress of Spokane, Wash. (36th - 25:33), junior Rick Bush of Clifton Park, N.Y. (49th - 25:46), freshman Ciaran Lynch of Limerick, Ireland (56th - 25:52) and sophomore Larry Morrissey of Waterford, Ireland (61st - 25:59).

    The Friars return to action on Oct. 17 at the New England Championships at Franklin Park in Boston, Mass.

    1.  Ben Noad            PC                  24:23
    2.  Saul Lampirikany    Iowa State          24:27
    3.  Jeroen Broekzitter  Nebraska            24:39
    4.  Jay Schoenfelder    Wisconsin           24:42
    5.  Cleophas Boor       Nebraska            24:50
    6.  Matt Harmer         Weber State         24:51
    7.  Web Shelley         Northern Arizona    24:52
    8.  Todd Agger          Wisconsin           24:56
    9.  Jeremy Polson       Minnesota           24:58
    10. Mike Franko         Eastern Michigan    25:00
    36. Zack Ventress     PC    25:33
    49. Rick Bush         PC    25:46
    56. Ciaran Lynch      PC    25:52
    61. Larry Morrissey   PC    25:59
    82. Pat Doyle         PC    26:35
    89. Gary Blair        PC    26:45