Rich-Fiondella Leads Camels with 23rd Place Showing at Plansky Invitational

Rich-Fiondella Leads Camels with 23rd Place Showing at Plansky Invitational

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.--The Connecticut College men's cross country team traveled to Western Massachusetts Saturday to compete in the Plansky Invitational hosted by Williams College at Mount Greylock High School.

The Camels placed sixth in the seven team field with a score of 160 points.

WPI placed four of its runners among the top six collegiate harriers in the field to win the invitational with a score of 25 points.

Third ranked Williams College finished second on its home course, scoring 41 points for the day.

Sophomore Raymond Rich-Fiondella (North Haven, Conn.) paced the Camels with a 23rd place finish on the 5k course, posting a time of 17:33.  Junior Dan Gossels (Sudbury, Mass.) checked in with a time of 17:41, finishing in 28th place. Senior tri-captain Michael Joyce (Wallingford, Conn.) registered a time of 18:35 en route to a 49th place scoring.

Junior Ryan Dean (Leeds, Mass.) finished in 52nd place with a time of 18:42.  Junior Sam McKeown (South Windsor, Conn.) posted a time of 19:17 to finish in 61st place for the Camels.  Sophomore Kyle Holmsen (Oakland, Maine) logged a time of 19:28 to finish in 63rd place for Connecticut College.

The Camels will continue to train this week as they gear up for the 2014 NESCAC Championship that will be hosted by Middlebury College next Saturday.