Joyce Leads Camels to Victory at Mitchell Invitational

Joyce Leads Camels to Victory at Mitchell Invitational

WATERFORD, Conn--The Connecticut College men's cross country team placed seven of its runners in the top eight en route to its victory in the Mitchell College Invitational held at Stenger Farm in Waterford Friday.

Junior Michael Joyce (Wallingford, Conn.) was the individual champion, posting a time of 24:54 on the 7205 meter course for Head Coach Jim Butler's Camels.

The Camels finished with 18 points in the victory. Post University scored 47 points to place second while the host Mariners of Mitchell scored 73 points to finish third. Albertus Magnus College was fourth with 120 points and Western Connecticut State University only had two runners in the race so they could not score.

Billy Barnes (New York, N.Y.) checked in with a time of 25:36 as the runner up. Sophomore Dan Gossels (Sudbury, Mass.) registered a time of 26:27 en route to his fourth place showing. Classmate Dan Burns (Alexandria, Va.) was fifth with a time of 26:51.

Sophomore Ryan Dean (Leeds, Mass.) placed sixth with a time of 27:25.  Senior Blake Reilly (Lebanon, N.J.) posted a time of 27:42 in his seventh place scoring.  Jules Tamagnan (Woodbridge, Conn.) registered a time of 27:55 in his eighth place finish.  Sophomore Sam McKeown (South Windsor, Conn.) was the seventh Camel finisher in 10th place overall with a time of 28:18.