WATERVILLE, Maine.--The Connecticut College men's cross country team placed two of its runners in the top nine to finish eighth at the New England Small College Athletic Conference Championship at Colby College today.
The Camels scored 170 points to finish ahead of Hamilton College (196), Wesleyan (208) and Trinity (271). Williams College placed all five of its scores in the top 25 to capture the 2016 NESCAC Crown. Amherst College scored 100 points to place second. Tim Nichols (North Lima, Ohio) of Tufts University posted a time of 24:58 to win the individual championship today.
Senior Ben Bosworth (Pictured, left, Dorchester, Mass.) posted a time of 26:08 to place sixth on the grueling, hilly course. Freshman Danny Aschale (Pictured, right, Cambridge, Mass.) placed ninth in the field with a time of 26:12 for the Camels. Both Bosworth and Aschale will be recognized on the All-NESCAC Team when it is formally announced this week.
"Ben and Danny ran terrific for us today," Connecticut College head men's cross country coach Jim Butler said. "They really stuck their nose in with the top runners and battled to the end. It was a really challenging course out there. You're climbing from mile 2 to mile 3 and then the course plummets down. As a team, we're looking forward to competing at the New England Division III Championship in two weeks."
Junior Connor Trapp (Wilmette, Ill.) was the third Camels finisher in 32nd place on the 8k course with a time of 26:57. Sophomore Price Day (Harvard, Mass.) was the 62nd harrier to complete the course in 27:30. Senior Alejandro Hernandez (Miami, Fla.) placed 77th in the field with a time of 27:54.
Sophomore Kyle Hawk (Napa, Calif.) posted a time of 28:04 to finish in 84th place. Senior Zander Mintz (East Windsor, N.J.) finished in 91st place with a time of 28:14. Junior Jordan Comeau (Winchendon, Mass.) placed 96th in the field with a time of 28:21 for the Camels.
Sophomore Russell Adam (Cheshire, Conn.) posted a time of 28:30 to finish in 101st place. Raymond Rich-Fiondella (North Haven, Conn.) finished in 111th place with a time of 28:57. Freshman Sean Soucy (Falmouth, Maine) placed 112th in the field with a time of 29:03. Declan Rozinsky (Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J.) posted a time of 30:16 to finish in 121st place.