Nov. 11, 2006
Louisville, KY – Itay Magidi finished third individually to lead the Clemson men’s cross country team to a fifth-place showing at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships on Saturday at E.C. “Tom” Sawyer Park. The fifth-place team finish was an improvement from the 2005 season, when Clemson was 10th overall.
“The guys did a great job today,” said Bob Pollock, head coach of the Tigers. “We did a good job of moving from 10th last year to a fifth-place finish this year. I’m very proud of how we came through today.”
N.C. State won the team title with 64 points. William & Mary (70) was second, followed by Louisville (80) and Virginia (131). Clemson totaled 201 points on the afternoon.
Magidi’s third place finish was enough to qualify the senior for his second trip to the NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, IN next week. He also went to the national meet in 2004, where he finished 58th in the individual race. The All-Region performer turned in an outstanding effort on the 10K course with a time of 30:28.
Bryce Iverson could be on the bubble for an at-large NCAA berth after crossing the finish line in 15th place. The sophomore from Manassas, VA had a time of 31:02. Sam Bryfczynski was the squad’s #3 runner Saturday, as he turned in a time of 32:02 (41st place).
The Soder brothers were the final two scorers on the afternoon for the Clemson team. Brian was 62nd overall with a time of 32:34, while Eric came home 80th at 32:50. Sean Reilly (99th) had a time of 33:04 and was the only other Tiger on the travel squad this weekend.
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