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Mens Cross Country Finishes 14th At NCAA Regionals

CUMBERLAND, Maine, Nov. 13, 2004- Springfield College sophomore Pat Hepper (Bernards, N.J.) finished 43rd to lead the Pride to 14th place out of 39 teams at the NCAA Division III Regional Championships hosted by Southern Maine.

This was the Pride's best finish since running to eighth place in 2000. Tufts won the meet.

Hepper covered the eight-kilometer course in 27:15 to lead the Pride, while sophomore Tetsuji Kambara (Osaka, Japan) finished 84th (28:03) in the field of 280 runners. Senior captain Steve Wilson (West Hartford, Conn.), competing in his last collegiate cross-country race, finished five seconds behind Kambara in 86th place,

Sophomore Pat Gann (Guilford, Conn.) (94th, 28:16) and junior captain Scott Barton (Fort Plain, N.Y.) (107th, 28:33) finished fourth and fifth on the team, respectively. Senior Pat DeRocco (Utica, N.Y) crossed the finish line in 120th place (28:45) and junior Chris Hamel (Methuen, Mass.) finished in 144th (29:45).
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Head Coach Bryan Brown Bryan Brown will enter his third season as the head men's cross country coach in the fall of 2013. Brown, who was a former All-American at Springfield College in track, is the reigning NEWMAC Coach of the Year after leading Springfield to its second-straight second-place finish at the conference championships a year ago . Read more.

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