Men's Cross Country Places 3rd at Smith

NORTHAMPTON, Mass.—Coast Guard placed six runners in the top 19 with Gary Ezzo leading the way with a fifth place finish as the Bears placed third of the ten teams at the season-opening Smith Invitational.

Ezzo ran the course in 27:24 .25 while Joe O'Connell (28:15.46) and Ryan O'Neill (28:16.46) were 10th and 11th respectively for the Bears.

Also for Coast Guard, Jordan Lee was 15th (28:33.24), James Martin placed 17th in 28:41.11 while Brad Pienta finished 18th with a time of 28.49.11.

Coast Guard finished with 58 points. WPI won with 48 points while Springfield was second with 54 points.