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No. 34 Men’s Cross Country Places 14th at Prestigious Louisville Classic

Jacob Brill-Weil

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – In a competitive meet which featured 12 nationally-ranked Division III programs and two dozen regionally-ranked ones, the No. 34 Connecticut College men's cross country team placed 14th with 388 points at the Louisville Classic on Saturday afternoon.

Senior Danny Aschale (Cambridge, Mass.) once again led the Camels, finishing eighth overall among 276 harriers by covering an 8,000-meter circuit in 24:39.8. Freshman Jeffrey Love (Union, N.J.) was second on the team and 31st in the field in 25:03.9, while classmate Colm Seigne (Norwich, Vt.) crossed the line 89th overall in 26:00.0. Senior Jacob Brill-Weil (Cambridge, Mass.) and junior Ethan Milsark (Northampton, Mass.) completed the team's top five by registering times of 26:22.0 and 26:31.4, respectively.

By having three of the top seven finishers in the field, perennial national champion and top-ranked North Central cruised to the team title with 85 points. No. 9 Johns Hopkins was second with 116 points, and No. 14 Otterbein rounded out the top three programs in the standings with 127 points.

In addition, the Camels sent a group to compete at the Tri-State Invitational in Lincoln, R.I. Sophomore Stuart Pollock (Westfield, N.J.) was the team's top finisher by completing an 8.000-meter course in 28:04.2, which was good for 11th place individually.

Connecticut College will next host its annual home meet at Harkness Park in Waterford on Saturday, Oct. 19 in its final tuneup before the NESCAC Championships.