The College Report: Berkeley Heights' Johnson of Colgate Wins Patriot League Race
Monday, October 29, 2012 • 10:00am
Colgate’s Chris Johnson (Berkeley Heights, Sr.) won the Patriot League Men’s Cross Country Championship in Hamilton, N.Y. on Saturday. Johnson, a Gov. Livingston High grad, covered 8,000 meters in 25:11.0, which was 17 seconds faster than the runner-up.
Princeton’s Tyler Udland (Millburn, Jr.) finished fourth in the Ivy League Men’s Championship race in Princeton on Saturday. He ran the 8,000 meters in 23:51.3. Teammate Chris Bendtsen broke the tape in 23:41.8.
Mallory Anderson (Madison, Sr.) was the top Columbia University finisher in the Ivy League Women’s Championship race. She finished 18th and got the 6,000 meters in 21:07.5. Teammate Caroline Anderson (Westfield, Jr.) got 24th place with a 21:13.8 clocking. Cornell’s Katie Kellner ran 20:28.5 for the individual crown.
Richmond’s Tara Hanley (Chatham, Fr.) got 32nd place in the Atlantic 10 Women’s Championship race in Philadelphia on Saturday. She knocked off 5,000 meters in 18:50.8. Butler’s Katie Clark won the race with a time of 16:55.9.
Villanova’s Brian Basili (South Orange, Soph.) finished 43rd in the Big East Men’s Championship race at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx on Friday. The Columbia High grad needed 25:47.34 to complete 8,000 meters. Syracuse’s Martin Hehir was the race winner with a time of 24:37.20.
Jack Leahy (Westfield, Fr.) of The College of New Jersey placed fifth in the men’s race at the New Jersey Athletic Conference Championships in Galloway on Saturday. Leahy needed 25:44.72 to get 8,000 meters. Teammate Kevin Ingram (Westfield, Fr.) finished 43rd with a time of 27:50.68. Both Leahy and Ingram graduated from Westfield High. TCNJ’s Andy Gallagher won the race in 25:13.22.
LaSha Johnson (South Orange, Jr.) of Rutgers-Newark finished 68th in the NJAC Women’s Championship. She ran 6,000 meters in 27:55.76. Rowan’s Danielle Czohla won the race with a 21:54.66 clocking.
Williams College’s Louisa Lee (Short Hills, Jr.) was the 25th woman to finish in the NESCAC Cross Country Championships in Brewer, Maine on Saturday. She completed 6,000 meters in 22:31.88. Amherst’s Olivia Tarantino (Summit, Soph.) got 52nd place with a time of 23:09.53. Amherst’s Keri Lambert was leader of the pack in 20:33.45.
Joshua Baker (Chatham, Sr.) finished 18th in the Centennial Conference Men’s Championship in Haverford, Pa. on Saturday. Baker ran the 5-mile course in 26:03.5. Andrew Marra (Westfield, Sr.) of Franklin & Marshall took 69th place with a time of 28:22.8. Haverford’s Chris Stadler ran a winning 24:47.1.
In the Centennial Women’s race, Danielle Grimes (Westfield, Fr.) came in 77th with a time of 25:21.7 for 6,000 meters. Bridget Grogan (Westfield, Sr.) of Franklin & Marshall was 89th to finish, timed in 25:55.8. The winner’s laurels went to Hannah Oneda of Johns Hopkins, who needed 21:03.7 to finish.
Stevens Tech’s Nick Chapel (Westfield, Soph.) finished 33rd in the Empire 8 Conference Men’s Championship in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. on Saturday. He ran 8,000 meters in 28:33.41. Ithaca’s Nathan Bickell was first across in 26:11.44.
Mike DiTommaso (Short Hills, Jr.) led the Columbia defensive unit in tackles with seven in the Lions’ 26-22 win over Yale at home on Saturday. DiTommaso, a defensive back out of Seton Hall Prep, had four unassisted tackles. Columbia (2-5) travels to Harvard on Saturday.
Wesleyan’s Jordan Otis (Maplewood, Jr.) sacked the quarterback for a 10-yard loss in the Cardinals’ 34-14 win over Bowdoin in Middletown, Conn. on Saturday. Otis, a Columbia High grad, also assisted on another tackle. Wesleyan (5-1) travels to Williams for a Saturday game.
As for Williams, Joe Mallock (West Orange, Jr.) tacked on four points on extra-point tries in Williams’ 34-26 win over Hamilton in Clinton, N.Y. on Saturday. Mallock also averaged 59 yards on six kickoffs, two of which were not run back. He also sent six punts an average of 35 yards, with four landing inside the Hamilton 20-yard line. The Ephs are now 3-3.
John Manganiello (Berkeley Heights, Sr.) had four solo tackles, including one for a loss of four yards, as Coast Guard lost, 39-3, to Framingham State on Saturday in New London, Conn. Coast Guard (4-4) closes out its season at home on Saturday against Maine Maritime.
Pat Gray (Westfield, Soph.) made seven tackles (six unassisted) and broke up one pass play as Monmouth upset Duquesne, 28-27, in Pittsburgh on Saturday. Gray is a free safety out of Westfield High. Teammate Ryan Mohr (West Orange, Soph.) handled the punting chores for the Hawks, and the Seton Hall Prep grad averaged 36 yards on nine boots. Monmouth (4-4) greets Central Connecticut State in West Long Branch on Saturday.
Matt McGriff (South Orange, Soph.) and Kevin Hearon (Westfield, Jr.) each had one unassisted tackle in Hobart’s 42-34 home win over Union on Saturday. Hearon, a cornerback out of Morristown-Beard, also broke up one pass play. McGriff is a strong safety out of Columbia High. The undefeated Statesmen (8-0) travel to St. Lawrence on Saturday.
Syracuse tight end David Stevens (Short Hills, Sr.) caught one pass for a gain of 11 yards in the Orangemen’s 37-36 win over South Florida on Saturday in Tampa, Fla. Syracuse (4-4) meets Cincinnati on Saturday in another road game.
Ryan Hislop (Summit, Soph.) carried the ball six times for Middlebury in Saturday’s 45-7 loss to Trinity in Hartford in a match of heretofore undefeated teams. Hislop, a Delbarton alum, netted 12 yards, with a long gain of five yards. Teammate Matt Rea (Summit, Jr.) rushed the ball three times, netting six yards. He, too, had a long carry of five yards. Middlebury (6-1) looks to regroup on Saturday at Hamilton.
James Siracusa (New Providence, Sr.) intercepted one pass and broke up two pass attempts as The College of New Jersey defeated William Paterson, 35-24, in Ewing on Friday evening. Siracusa, a free safety out of New Providence High, also had a hand in four tackles, one unassisted. TCNJ (3-5) next plays on Saturday at Morrisville State.
Aaron Williams (West Orange, Fr.) caught four passes for 29 yards as Montclair State dropped a 20-14 overtime verdict on the road to Western Connecticut State on Saturday. Williams, a wide receiver out of Jonathan Dayton High, had a long gain of 11 yards. Teammate Dan Barletta (New Providence, Soph.) received credit for one unassisted tackle. The Red Hawks (3-5) have a home game against Brockport State on Saturday.
Gettysburg defeated Moravian, 42-20, in a Saturday home game. The Bullets got defensive contributions from Ben Zepnick (New Providence, Sr.), who had five tackles (two solo), Hugo Nolasco (Westfield, Jr.), who had three unassisted tackles and one fumble recovery, and Robby Fay (New Providence, Fr.), who had one unassisted tackle. Fay also successfully drilled six extra-point attempts, averaged 60 yards on seven kickoffs and 32 yards on five punts. Offensively, James O’Rourke (Westfield, Fr.) gained seven yards on three carries for Gettysburg (6-2), which next plays a Friday evening game at Dickinson.
Greg Fontaina (Millburn, Sr.) had three tackles for Ursinus in Saturday’s 35-17 home loss to Johns Hopkins. Two of those were unassisted and one resulted in a loss of yardage. Fontaina, a defensive tackle out of Millburn High, also broke up a pass play. Ursinus (5-3) plays Muhlenberg in Allentown, Pa. on Saturday.
Muhlenberg’s Andrew Tullo (New Providence, Jr.) and Greg DeLade (Chatham, Soph.) both made two tackles (one unassisted) in Saturday’s 61-21 thrashing of Dickinson in Carlisle, Pa. Tullo also recovered a fumble. The Mules are now 6-2.
Edgar Osols (Summit, Sr.) nailed a pair of extra-point attempts for Mass.-Dartmouth in Saturday’s 33-14 home loss to Curry. The Summit High grad also averaged 63 yards on three kickoffs and 37 yards on eight punts, three of which stuck inside the Curry 20-yard line. The Corsairs (1-8) call it a season after Saturday’s road game against Western New England.