WATERFORD, Conn.--Sophomore Ben Bosworth (sophomore, Dorchester, Mass.) posted a time of 25:51 in a second place showing to lead the Connecticut College men's cross country team to a third place finish out of 18 teams at its home invitational held at Harkness State Park in Waterford Saturday.
The Camels placed five of their runners in the top 31 to finish with 87 points.
Nationally ranked (#25) New York University placed all five of its harriers among the top 20 to win the invitational with a score of 64 points. The United States Coast Guard Academy placed three of its runners in the top eight to finish second with 76 points, only 11 points better than the Camels.
NYU senior Sebastian Oja posted a time of 25:42 to place first, topping the field of 212 runners.
Connecticut College freshman Connor Trapp (Wilmette, Ill.) was the second Camel across the line placing15th in 26:25. Senior tri-captain Patrick Dermody (Erieville, N.Y.) was next for the Camels in 18th place with a time of 26:34 on the 8k course. Junior tri-captain Niall Williams (Scotia, N.Y.) finished in 26:36 good for 21st place.
Senior Billy Barnes (New York, N.Y.) placed 31st in the field with a time of 26:51. Sophomre Alejandro Hernandez (Miami, Fla.) was next in 34th place with a time of 26:55. Sophomore Zander Mintz (East Windsor, N.J.) was the seventh Camel to complete the course, posting a time of 27:14 en route to his 50th place finish.
The majority of the team now has two weeks off from racing until the NESCAC Championship at Middlebury on November 1st, while a small squad of Camels will compete at Williams on October 25th.