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Rutgers Men’s Cross Country Finishes Fourth At Fordham Fiasco
Scarlet Knights compete in season opener
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Chris DeFabio
Sophomore Chris DeFabio placed 14th in a time of 27:14.96

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (September 10, 2012) – Rutgers men’s cross country collected 102 points en route to a fourth-place showing (fourth out of six teams) in its season opener on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Fordham Fiasco Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, N.Y.

FINAL RESULTS

The Scarlet Knights had a pair of top-20 finishers led by sophomore Chris DeFabio (Millington, N.J.) and junior Curtis Richburg (West Orange, N.J.). DeFabio placed 14th in a time of 27:14.96, while Richburg took 19th in 27:22.36. Junior Chris Banafato (Bridgewater, N.J.) was the third Rutgers runner to score points, finishing 30th in 27:56.85, followed by freshman Jaimin Vekaria (Clinton, N.J.) who took 36th in 28:16.22 and junior Steve Burkholder (Marlton, N.J.) in 37th with a time of 28:22.72.

Also competing for RU at the Fordham Fiasco was senior Casey Weiss () (61th, 29:49.11) and sophomore Brian Well (Piscataway, N.J.) (62nd, 30:01.19).

Rutgers will return to action on Saturday, Sept. 22 for the Fairfield Invitational in Fairfield, Conn.

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