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Gassman Takes Third to Lead Mustangs at Travis Fuller Invite

Gassman Takes Third to Lead Mustangs at Travis Fuller Invite

BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. -- Freshman Jamie Gassman (Middletown, Conn.) finished third overall in a 42-runner field at the Travis Fuller Invitational hosted by Massachusetts Maritime, leading the Mustangs to a fifth place team showing on the woman's side.

Gassman finished the event with a time of 21:02, a new career best, and earned the first top ten showing of the year for the Mustangs.

The women saw all five runners finish in the top 26, with Gabby Shapiro (Sharon, Mass.) grabbing 17th place in a time of 24:43 and Elizabeth Baker (Mendon, Mass.) taking 23rd overall in 26:29.

Sydney Bryk (Newbury, N.H.) and Samantha Laferriere (Tewksbury, Mass.) rounded out the Mount Ida scorers with 25th and 26th place showings.

On the male side, senior Ryan Burch (Greenwich, N.Y.) took 7th place with a 24:35 time and Jabari Bradley (Amityville, N.Y.) ran to an eleventh place finish in 26:24, though the Mount Ida men failed to qualify for a team score.

The Mustangs will be back on the course on OCtober 8th when they head to Standish, Maine for the Saint Joseph's College Invitational.