DeMarco Leads Camels to 16th Place Finish at ECAC Championship

DeMarco Leads Camels to 16th Place Finish at ECAC Championship

WESTFIELD, Mass.--The Connecticut College men's cross country team visited Stanley Park to compete in the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championship hosted by Westfield State University Saturday.

The Camels placed 16th in the 43 team field with a score of 511 points.

The fourth ranked Williams College Ephs placed four of their runners among the top 12 to win the ECAC Crown with a score of 57 points. Tufts University, ranked #24 in the nation, placed second with a score of 71 points while the 16th ranked Lord Jeffs from Amherst College finished third with 111 points.

Junior Brad DeMarco (Weston, Conn.) posted a time of 27:18 on the 8k course to lead the Camels in 75th place.  Sophomore Raymond Rich-Fiondella (North Haven, Conn.) was the second Camels to the finish line in 80th place with a time of 27:22 for Head Coach Jim Butler's squad.  Junior Dan Gossels (Sudbury, Mass.) was next up for Connecticut College, logging a time of 27:48 en route to his 105th place showing.

Senior Michael Joyce (Wallingford, Conn.) checked in with a time of 27:53 in 108th place. Freshman Jordan Comeau (Winchendon, Mass.) placed 149th in the field with a time of 28:42. Junior Ryan Dean (Leeds, Mass.) posted a time of 28:55 to finish in 163rd place for the Camels.

Junior Sam McKeown (South Windsor, Conn.) was the seventh Camel harrier to complete the course, registering a time of 30:17 to finish in 237th place.