Men mids sweep cross country meet

College roundup

September 27, 1990

Navy's men's cross country team swept a quadrangular meet last week, posting victories over Fordham, Rutgers and C.W. Post.

Of the top 10 finishers, eight were Midshipmen, led by sophomore Greg Keller and junior Frank Flores, both of whom crossed the finish line in 25 minutes, 47 seconds.

Senior captain Don Brown was third in 26:23 with senior Mike Conover placing fourth in 26:32.

Plebe Jeff Luenberger placed fifth in 26:34 while sophomore Todd Washburn and junior Peter Lundblad also posted top-10 finishes.

Navy (4-0) will travel to Lehigh on Saturday for an 11 a.m. meet with Lehigh, Columbia, Colgate and Delaware.

Women still tough on their home turf

Navy's women's cross country team extended its unbeaten home dual-meet streak to 17 Saturday with victories over Duke, 15-50, and Appalachian State, 16-46.

Senior Kathy Fitzpatrick won the race in 18 minutes, 27.9 seconds, posting her best time and the second-fastest time on the Naval Academy course.

Senior Liz Fitzpatrick, twin sister of Kathy, finished second in 18:41.1, the eighth-fastest time on the academy course and a personal-best time.

The Mids claimed eight of the top 10 places in the meet, with senior Marti Shue placing third in 18:57.4 and junior Susie Stewart finishing fourth in 19:20.5.

The Mids (3-0) now are preparing for Saturday when they head to Bethlehem, Pa., for a meet with Lehigh, Columbia and Colgate.

Water polo squad falls short, 13-12

The Navy men's water polo team fell to defending national champs University of California Irvine last week, 13-12, in the team's only varsity action.

Irvine scored five first-quarter goals to open a 7-4 halftime lead. But junior Luis Nicolao scored two of his four goals in the third period, helping Navy's five-goal rally to tie the game at 9-9.

The contest remained close until the final 10 seconds, when a shot slipped past Navy goalie David Schalm, giving Irvine the margin of victory.

Nicolao leads Navy in scoring with 22 goals on the season. He's followed by senior Elton Parker, who has 19 goals, and junior Jerry Berman, 16 goals.

The Mids will travel to West Point, N.Y., on Oct. 5, for a matchup with archrival Army.

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