Bates’ Dan Johnson covers new territory at New Englands
BOSTON — Bates College senior Dan Johnson (Detroit Lakes, Minn.) finished 11th at Saturday’s New England Open men’s cross country championships, the third best finish in school history.
On the muddy, chewed-up 8-kilometer course at Franklin Park, Johnson finished in 25:22, 11th best among runners of all divisions. Only John Fitzgerald in 1984 and Mike Danahy in 1999 have fared better among Bates alumni, at third and fifth places respectively.
“Dan is having an exceptional season. He has really come on strong,” said Bates head coach Al Fereshetian.
Johnson’s performance led the Bobcats to 23rd place out of 47 teams. Finishing out Bates’ top five runners behind Johnson were teammates Matt Biggart (Cheshire, Conn.; 91st, 26:53), Stevfe Monsulick (Kents Hill, Maine; 123rd, 27:08), Alex Whalen (South Salem, N.Y.; 165th; 27:30) and Matthew Dunlap (Farmington, Maine; 182nd, 27:42).
Bates competes at the State Championships at Colby College next Saturday, Oct. 15.
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