Anastasia-Murphy Leads Four All-East PerformersNEW YORK, NY - Junior Sean Anastasia-Murphy (Gloucester, MA) raced to fifth place overall, leading four Tribe runners earning All-East honors, as 2004 William and Mary CAA Champion men's cross country claimed runner-up honors at today's IC4A Championship. La Salle won the Championship with 56 points, ahead of the second-place Tribe (87) and third-place Duquesne (109). The College's finish in the 20-team meet is all the more impressive considering its top eight runners did not compete, as they will contest the squad's eighth-straight NCAA Championship this Monday, November 22. The 5-mile race, held on the Van Cortland Park course, was won by Penn State's Chris Foster in 24:55. The top-25 finishers were awarded All-East honors.
Anastasia-Murphy led the team with an impressive fifth-place showing, clocking a 25:06 for his second career All-East honors at the IC4A meet (after also winning the designation in his freshman season). Freshman Dave Mock (Johnstown, PA) netted All-East honors in his first IC4A Championship, running a 25:27 to finish 17th, just ahead of sophomore David Murphy (Warwick, RI) who paced a 25:28 for 18th and All-East accolades. Senior Charlie Hurt (Charlottesville, VA) rounded out the Tribe's All-East honorees by racing to 23rd in 25:36 while fellow senior Adam Otstot (Richmond, VA) completed the team's scoring five in 28th at 25:43. Redshirt freshman Anthony Arena (Manasass, VA) turned in a solid showing by claiming 32nd in 25:47.
The Tribe will next contest its eighth-consecutive NCAA Championship this Monday, November 22, in Terre Haute, IN.
Top-5 Teams 1 La Salle University 56 2 William and Mary 87 3 Duquesne 109 4 Penn State 132 5 James Madison 203 Top 5 Individuals: Place Individual Team Time 1 Foster, Chris Penn State 24:55 2 Moriarty, Casey Yale 25:00 3 Hatch, Michael Duke 25:01 4 Hess, Peter Maryland 25:03 5 Sean Anastasia-Murphy W&M 25:06 Other W&M Individuals in Top-25: All-East Honors 17 Dave Mock William and Mary 25:27 18 David Murphy William and Mary 25:28 23 Charlie Hurt William and Mary 25:36 Other W&M Individuals 28 Adam Otstot William and Mary 25:43 32 Anthony Arena William and Mary 25:47 69 Jared Campbell William and Mary 26:12 78 Jonna Reinhardt William and Mary 26:19 87 Steve Hoogland William and Mary 26:24 111 Kyle Pawlaczyk William and Mary 26:39 131 Dan Nally William and Mary 26:51 132 Jon Healey William and Mary 26:53