Springfield, Mass. -- September 19, 2009 -- Zach Pietras led the Springfield men's cross country team to a 10th-place finish at the UMass Dartmouth Shriners Invitational today in North Dartmouth. Pietras, a freshman from nearby Ludlow, finished 44th for the Pride as an individual. His time was 26:03.
As a team, Springfield scored 341 points.
Placing 68th was sophomore David Birdsall (Madison, Conn.) at 26:27. Behind him were junior Jacob Brewer (Woolwich, Maine) in 72nd at 26:34, junior Steve Creamer (Seekonk, Mass.) in 78th at 26:44, freshman Ryan O'Connell (Middleboro, Mass.) in 79th at 26:45, junior Troy French (Antrim, N.H.) in 85th at 26:54, and freshman Anthony Salvucci (Burlington, Mass.) in 86th at 26:55.
Next Saturday, both the men's and women's teams will be at the Williams Invitational