WINNECONNE, WIS. – Senior Scott Mason (Chestnut Hill, Pa.) and junior Danny Aschale (Cambridge, Mass.) of the Connecticut College men's cross country team earned All-America laurels at the NCAA Division III Championships on Saturday afternoon at the Lake Breeze Golf Club.
Mason garnered All-America status for the second consecutive year as a harrier by navigating an 8,000-meter circuit in 24:53.5, which was good for 26th overall in a competitive field of 280 runners. Aschale achieved the feat by finishing 35th in 24:56.4, while senior Price Day (Harvard, Mass.) crossed the line in 26:17.5.
Dhruvil Patel of North Central hit the tape first in 24:24.5 and bettered teammate Al Baldonado by five seconds to take the individual crown. North Central took home the team title for the third straight year and 19th time overall to continue its dominance on the national landscape.
This marked the first time the Connecticut College men's cross country program produced two All-Americans in the same season. Mason also became the second two-time All-American in school history after Michael LeDuc, who achieved the feat in 2012 and 2013.