HANOVER, N.H. – Sophomore Ryan Cadorette (Saco, Maine/Thornton Academy) was the top finisher for the Bentley University men's cross country team as the Falcons opened their season Saturday morning at the Dartmouth Invitational.
Cadorette covered the 8,000-meter Hanover Country Club course in 25:46.35 to place 18th overall. That was the second best among collegians not running for the host institution.
Bentley's top three also included senior Tom Dean (Portland, Maine/Deering HS) and junior Erik Alatalo (Wilmington, Mass./Wilmington HS). Dean was 30th in 26:11.46 and Alatalo was the 34th man across the line, finishing in 26:17.69.
Dartmouth cruised to the team victory after having 13 of the first 15 finishers (with the other two running unattached). The Big Green, with a perfect score of 15, were followed by UMass-Lowell (62), Keene State (84), Bentley (100) and Middlebury (125) in the five-team meet.
Dartmouth's Brian Masterson placed first in 24:24.51 as he turned in a winning margin of 4.13 seconds.
Next Saturday, Bentley will compete in the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational.
At Hanover CC, Hanover, N.H.
Bentley Runners: 18. Ryan Cadorette, 25:46.35; 30. Thomas Dean, 26:11.46; 34. Erik Alatalo, 26:16.69; 36. David Cooper, 26:20.14; 48. Graham Chapski, 26:55.45; 53. Adam Gidley, 27:13.97; 54. Seamus Higgins, 27:15.96; 56. Sean Nee,m 27:24.42; 60. Andrew McCluskey, 27:40.79.