ANNVILLE, PA-The York College men’s cross country team opened up their 2007 season with a solid fifth place finish at the Lebanon Valley Invitational on a warm Saturday afternoon in Annville, PA. The Spartans accumulated 146 points which tied them with Misericordia University. Rutgers-Camden finished first of the ten-team field as they totaled 51 points. There were 108 runners that participated in the event.
Senior Luke Fernandez (Kennebunkport, Maine/Kennebunk) was the Spartans’ top finisher as he placed 21st with a time of 29:34.54. Matt Provonche (Churchville, Md./C. Milton Wright) was the next Spartan to finish the race as he placed 29th, crossing the line in a time of 30:24.90. Freshman Paul Wallace (Denver, Pa./Cocalico) finished slightly behind Provonche as Wallace recorded a time of 30:46.65, good for a 35th place finish. Freshman Andrew Friesma (Adamstown, Pa./Cocalico) was the next Spartan to finish as he placed one spot behind Wallace with a time of 30:47.04. Junior Adam Bean (Pottstown, Pa./St. Pius X) was the final Spartan scorer as he placed 38th with a time of 30:48.68.
The Spartans return to action next Saturday at the McDaniel Invitational. The action kicks off at 10:00 am.