WATERFORD, Conn.--The Connecticut College men's cross country team hosted its home invitational at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford today.
It was a successful day for the Camels, who placed third out of 20 teams with a score of 105 points.
Claremont Mudd Scripps, the 14th ranked team in the nation, scored 79 points to win the invitational. Middlebury College, the 22nd ranked team in the land finished second with a score of 84 points. The Camels placed third and were followed by the 30th ranked Jumbos from Tufts, who scored 114 points.
Tufts University senior Tim Nichols shattered the course record with a time of 24:11 on the 8k course. Carleton College's Hart Horner held the previous record with his time of 24:32 at last year's invitational.
Connecticut College senior Ben Bosworth (pictured, Dorchester, Mass) posted a time of 24:57 to place sixth as the first Camel to cross the finish line. Freshman Danny Aschale (Cambridge, Mass.) placed eighth with a time of 25:08 for Connecticut College. Junior Connor Trapp (Wilmette, Ill.) was next in 22nd place with a time of 25:35.
Sophomore Price Day (Harvard, Mass.) was the fourth Camel to complete the course in 32nd place with a time of 25:47. Zander Mintz (East Windsor, N.J.) checked in with a time of 25:52 in 37th place for the Camels. Freshman Sean Soucy (Falmouth, Maine) was next in 52nd place with a time of 26:22 for the hosts.
Senior Alejandro Hernandez (Miami, Fla.) was the seventh Camel to complete the course with a time of 26:33 in 66th place.