BRISTOL, R.I. –The Connecticut College men's cross country team visited the Ocean State Saturday to compete in the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Championship hosted by Roger Williams University at Colt State Park.
Head Coach Jim Butler was pleased with team's performance. The Camels scored 405 points to finish 15th in the 52 team field, moving up seven spots from last year's 22nd place showing.
Williams College had the first three finishers in the race and coasted to the ECAC Championship with a score of 26 points. Tufts University scored 75 points to place second with the Lord Jeffs of Amherst College scoring 84 points en route to their third place scoring.
Freshman Raymond Rich-Fiondella (North Haven, Conn.) paced the Camels with his 48th place finish on the 8k course with a time of 27:09. Senior Drew Majkut (Upton, Mass.) was impressive with a time of 27:17 in 53rd place for the Camels. Aaron Davis (New London, Conn.) was the third Camel to complete the course in 88th place with a time of 27:50.
Alejandro Hernandez (Miami, Fla.) contributed with a time of 28:01 in 98th place for Connecticut College. Dan Gossels (Sudbury, Mass.) was next in 122nd place with a time of 28:28. Dan Burns (Alexandria, Va.) checked in with a time of 28:42 in 137th place.
Michael Joyce (Wallingford, Conn.) was the seventh Camel scorer in 161st place with a time of 29:03.
The Camels will visit the University of Southern Maine next Saturday to compete in the New England Division III Championship.