UMass Dartmouth freshman Imanuel Fernandes was named as both the Little East Conference Men’s Cross Country Runner and Rookie of the Week on Monday afternoon for his performance at last Saturday’s season-opening Fitchburg State Jim Sheehan Memorial Invitation in Leominster, Mass.
Fernandes, a native of Brockton, Mass. and a graduate of Brockton High School, made his collegiate debut a memorable one after posting a third place individual performance in a field of 107 competitors with a time of 26:14 over the 8K layout. Imanuel helped the Corsairs successfully defend their title in the event, as UMass Dartmouth posted a team score of 42 points and received a trio of top seven finishes to top runner-up Bridgewater State by 35 points in the final team standings.
Head Coach Mike Salem’s squad will be idle until Saturday, September 21st when the Corsairs host the UMass Dartmouth Invitational on the Bob Dowd Course beginning at 11:15 am EDT.