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BOSTON - Against some of the most elite teams in the nation, the Dartmouth men's cross country team stood out as the best on Friday afternoon at Boston College's BC's Coast-To-Coast Invitational.
The Big Green finished atop the standings with 40 points, besting team's ranked among the top-20 in the nation on the 8K course at Franklin Park.
Dartmouth posted three top-10 finishers and all five scoring individuals were in the top 12 on Friday.
Leading the way was senior Daniel Salas who claimed third overall in a field of 122, crossing in 24:29. Classmate Matt Herzig was fifth in 24:34, while freshman Quinn Cooney — fresh off his Dartmouth Invitational win last Saturday — was ninth, crossing in 24:41.
Seniors Connor Clark (24:43) and Nat Adams (24:44) rounded out the team scoring and gave the Big Green their second win in as many weeks.
"The meet could not have gone better,” head coach Barry Harwick ’77 said. “Beating two nationally ranked teams like Providence and Arkansas was amazing. We got some great races by seniors, highlighted by Dan (Salas) and Matt (Herzig) who really made the difference for us."
The Razorbacks came into the meet ranked sixth nationally in the most recent U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) poll and finished third with 61 points, while 20th-ranked Providence was second with 50 points. Brown claimed fourth place with 93 points.
Dartmouth is back in action again on Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Paul Short Invite hosted by Lehigh in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.