Camels Place 3rd out of 19 Team at Elms College Blazer Invitational

Camels Place 3rd out of 19 Team at Elms College Blazer Invitational

CHICOPEE, Mass.--The Connecticut College men's cross country team visited Western Massachusetts to compete in the Elms College Blazer Invitational at Chicopee Memorial State Park Saturday.

The Camels, who are the ninth ranked team in New England, placed third in the 19 team field with a score of 75 points. The Nor'easters from the University of New England scored 36 points to win the Invitational.  Westfield State University was second with 47 points. The Camels placed third and were followed by fourth place Trinity College, who finished with 80 point.

Connecticut College Head Men's Cross Country Coach Jim Butler withheld his top nine runners from action Saturday.

Sophomore Brad DeMarco (Weston, Conn.) placed ninth with a time of 28:47. Alejandro Hernandez (Miami, Fla.) posted a time of 28:59 en route to his 13th place showing. Next up for the Camels was senior Aaron Davis of New London, who finished in 14th place with a time of 29:01.

Dan Gossels (Sudbury, Mass.) finished in 20th place with a time of 29:26. Dan Burns (Alexandria, Va.) checked in with a time of 29:39 in the 25th place. Senior Blake Reilly (Lebanon, N.J.) posted a time of 30:41 in a 37th place finish for the Camels.

Ryan Dean (Leeds, Mass.) was the seventh Camel finisher in 55th place with a time of 33:35.

In the sub-varsity race, sophomore Jules Tamagnan (Woodbury, Conn.) posted a time of 30:30 to place eighth for the Camels. In 19th place, Sam McKeown (South Windsor, Conn.) posted a time of 31:54 for Connecticut College.

Next weekend, the Camels will visit the Hoosier State of Indiana for the pre-National meet hosted by Hanover College.