The College Report: Millburn’s Tyler Udland of Princeton Cracks Top 10 in Cross Country Regional

Credits: Beverly Schaefer

Princeton's Tyler Udland (Millburn, Jr.) finished sixth in the NCAA Men's Eastern Cross Country Regionals in State College, Pa. on Friday. The Millburn High grad needed 30:39 to complete the 10,000-meter course. Behind him came Villanova's Brian Basili (South Orange, Soph.), who was 43rd to cross the finish line. The Columbia High alum was caught by the teletimer in 31:30. Temple's Travis Mahoney broke the tape in 30:24. Georgetown won the team championship; Villanova placed second and Princeton was third. All three advance to the Nationals in Louisville, Ky. on Nov. 17.

Columbia's Caroline Williams (Westfield, Jr.) got 60th place in the NCAA Women's Northeast Regionals in Madison, Conn. on Friday. The Mount St. Mary alum was along in 21:21.2 for 6,000 meters. The field of 250 runners was led to the finish line by Dartmouth's Abby D'Agostino in 19:51.1.

In the men's Northeast Regional race, Colgate's Chris Johnson (Berkeley Heights, Sr.) placed 46th. He had a time of 31:31.2 for 10,000 meters in a race won by Iona's Mitch Goose in 30:04.5.

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Richmond's Tara Hanley (Chatham, Fr.) was the 66th finisher in the NCAA Women's Southeast Regional in Charlotte, N.C. on Friday. The Chatham High grad got 6,000 meters in 22:00.02. Kentucky's Cally Macumber won the race with a time of 20:10.98.

Josh Baker (Chatham, Sr.) of Johns Hopkins placed 24th in the NCAA Division 3 Men’s Mid-East Regional in Newville, Pa. on Saturday. Baker ran 8,000 meters in 26:06.0. Bobby Over of Allegheny had the winning time of 25:09.6.

The starter was greeted by 367 runners in the Division 3 New England Women’s Cross Country Championships in Westfield, Mass. on Saturday, and, when the smoke cleared, Williams College’s Louisa Lee (Short Hills, Jr.) had finished in 18th place. She managed a time of 22:12.30 for 6,000 meters. Amherst’s Olivia Tarantino (Summit, Soph.) was 147th to finish, needing 24:30.76. Amherst’s Keri Lambert won the race with a 20:48.94 clocking.

Almost 300 runners took off in the Division 3 Atlantic Men’s Regional in Rochester, N.Y. on Saturday, with Jack Leahy (Westfield, Fr.) of The College of New Jersey finishing 23rd. He ran 8,000 meters in 26:04.9. Nick Chapel (Westfield, Soph.) of Stevens Tech finished 219th in 29:26.8. Alex Brimstein of SUNY-Geneseo broke the tape in 25:14.4.


Greg Fontaina (Millburn, Sr.) will forever look back fondly on his final collegiate game, a 48-7 Ursinus win over Dickinson at home on Saturday. The defensive tackle scored a touchdown on a fumble recovery that he ran in from 25 yards. He also managed five unassisted tackles, including two sacks that resulted in a total loss of 11 yards. Ursinus finished the season 6-4.

Dan Barletta (New Providence, Soph.) led Montclair State in tackles as the Red Hawks defeated Kean, 10-7, in Union on Saturday. He brought the ball carrier down eight times (seven on his own) from his perch in the defensive secondary, once behind the line of scrimmage. Offensively, Montclair was helped in the passing game by Aaron Williams (West Orange, Fr.) and Vin Fischer (Livingston, Sr.). Williams caught two passes, both for first downs. One reception was for 22 yards, the other for 10. Fischer, meanwhile, caught one pass for a 28-yard gain. Montclair completed its season with a 5-5 record.  

Free safety Pat Gray (Westfield, Soph.) led the Monmouth defensive unit in tackles with eight (five solo) in Saturday’s 45-31 loss to St. Francis (Pa.) in West Long Branch. Tight end Tyler George (Berkeley Heights, Sr.) caught two passes for the Hawks (4-5) for gains of 13 and two yards. Teammate Ryan Mohr (West Orange, Soph.) got off punts of 35 and 23 yards.  

Temple’s Marcus Green (Scotch Plains, Sr.) made four unassisted tackles in the Owls’ 34-10 home loss to Cincinnati on Saturday. Two of Green’s tackles came behind the line of scrimmage. Temple squares off against Army on Saturday in West Point, N.Y.

Hobart finished the regular season undefeated at 10-0 after Saturday’s 43-23 home win over Rochester. Kevin Hearon (Westfield, Jr.) started at cornerback for the Statesmen, where he made one solo tackle and broke up an attempted pass. Hobart next faces Washington & Lee at home on Saturday in first-round NCAA Division 3 playoff action.

A week after catching his first touchdown pass on the collegiate level, Penn’s Ryan O’Malley (Summit, Soph.) got his second in the Quakers’ 30-21 win over Harvard in Philadelphia on Saturday. O’Malley, a tight end, caught a spiral from two yards out in the third quarter to put Penn up, 20-14. That was his only reception of the afternoon. Penn (5-4) calls it a season on Saturday in Ithaca, N.Y., where they take on Cornell. 

Tom Fazio (Chatham, Sr.) saw action in the defensive secondary for Catholic University in Saturday’s 42-14 loss to Bridgewater College in Washington, D.C., and registered two tackles, one of which was unassisted. Catholic finished the season 3-7.

Colgate has now won six games in a row after defeating Lehigh, 35-24, in Bethlehem, Pa. on Saturday. Michael Watts (Summit, Jr.) had a hand in three tackles (two solo) for the Raiders (7-3). Colgate wraps up the regular season against Fordham in the Bronx on Saturday.

Matt Rea had 10 carries for Middlebury in Saturday’s 35-13 home win over Tufts. Rea gained 41 yards, with a long carry of nine yards. He also caught five passes for 47 total yards, his long completion moving the chains 19 yards. The season finale left the Panthers with a 7-1 record.

Joe Mallock (West Orange, Jr.) connected on field goal tries from 37 and 20 yards to put six points on the scoreboard for Williams College in Saturday’s 23-20 road loss to Amherst. Williams completed a 4-4 campaign.

Yale’s William Vaughan (South Orange, Soph.) was involved in three tackles (two solo) in Saturday’s 29-7 loss to Princeton in New Haven, Conn. Yale (2-7) finishes the campaign on Saturday against Harvard in Cambridge, Mass.

 Mike DiTommaso (Short Hills, Jr.) assisted on a pair of tackles to help Columbia defeat Cornell, 34-17, in New York City on Saturday. The Lions (3-6) end the season on Saturday in Providence, R.I. against Brown.

Gettysburg got key contributions from Hugo Nolasco (Westfield, Jr.), Ben Zepnick (New Providence, Sr.) and Robby Fay (New Providence, Fr.) in defeating Franklin & Marshall, 38-31, at home on Saturday. Nolasco had six tackles (four solo) at cornerback, and he broke up one pass play. Zepnick made two unassisted tackles, one of which was a sack that pushed the ball five yards back. Fay booted five extra points, as well as a 31-yard field goal with 3:21 remaining on the game clock that just about salted the win for the Bullets, who finished the season at 7-3. Aaron Fant (Madison, Soph.) shone at cornerback for Franklin & Marshall (7-3), getting a hand in on six tackles, three of which were unassisted.

Liberty upset Stony Brook, 28-14, in Lynchburg, Va. on Saturday. Toby Onyechi (West Orange, Jr.) had one unassisted tackle for the Flames (5-5). Liberty’s next assignment is VMI in Lexington, Va. on Saturday.

James Siracusa (New Providence, Sr.) ended his collegiate career on a losing note, as The College of New Jersey got shut out by Rowan, 26-0, in Ewing on Friday evening. Siracusa, a free safety out of New Providence High, had a hand in five tackles, including one that was unassisted. He also broke up one pass attempt. The Lions finished the campaign 4-6.

Shawn Hillas (Summit, Jr.) earned credit for an unassisted tackle in William Paterson’s 37-16 victory over Western Connecticut State in Wayne on Saturday. The Pioneers improved to 4-5 on the season, which will end on Friday in Madison against FDU-Florham.

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