GORHAM, Maine – Junior Scott Mason (Wyndmoor, Pa.) finished second individually to help the Connecticut College men's cross country team place seventh among 54 scoring programs at the NCAA Division III New England Regional Championship hosted by Southern Maine on Saturday morning.
Mason navigated the 8,000-meter circuit in 25:24.3, which was less than two seconds behind individual champion Sam Brunnette of Plymouth State, and sophomore Danny Aschale (Cambridge, Mass.) crossed the line with a 13th-place time of 25:45.5 to lead the way for the Camels. Both student-athletes earned all-region recognition by finishing in the top 35.
Senior Connor Trapp (Wilmette, Ill.) placed third on the team and 47th in the field in 26:21, while junior Price Day (Harvard, Mass.) was 75th overall in 26:48.5. Junior Russell Adam stepped up and had a strong race to round out the team's top five by hitting the tape 81st in 26:53.7.
MIT edged out Amherst by 10 points to claim the team title. Both programs also automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships, while Middlebury, Williams and Bates completed the top five in the standings and will look to potentially earn an at-large bid to the event.
Connecticut College will now wait to see how many of its top individuals it will send to the NCAA Championships, which will take place on Saturday, Nov. 18 at the North Farm Facility in Elsah, Illinois. The qualifiers will be announced tomorrow afternoon at 1:00 p.m.
Top 10 Team Standings
1. MIT 81; 2. Amherst 91; 3. Middlebury 124; 4. Williams 137; 5. Bates 211; 6. Brandeis 215; 7. Connecticut College 218; 8. Tufts 259; 9. Bowdoin 280; 10. Southern Maine 313.
Connecticut College Results