WATERFORD, Conn. – Senior Danny Aschale posted a runner-up finish among 409 racers in leading the Connecticut College men's cross country team to an 11th-place performance among 27 scoring teams at its home invitational. The Camels finished behind eight nationally-ranked teams and two additional regionally-ranked squads at the competitive meet which was held at Harkness Park.
Aschale finished second overall on the 8,000-meter circuit by crossing the line in 24:17.4, which was six seconds shy of the course record. Freshman Jeffrey Love (Union, N.J.) placed 14th in the field and second on the team in 24:59.4, while junior Ethan Milsark (Northampton, Mass.) was 73rd in 24:54.5. Sophomore Morgan Baughman (Hanover, N.H.) and freshman Colm Seigne (Norwich, Vt.) finished 152nd and 159th in times of 26:36 and 26:39.6 to round out the top five for the Camels.
Paced by Aiden Ryan, who won the individual crown in a course-record time of 23:56, top-ranked Williams cruised to the team title with 47 points. No. 12 MIT placed second with 96 points, while No. 14 RPI (149), Colby (161), and No. 20 Middlebury (190) completed the top five teams in the standings. Ryan surpassed the previous course record time of 24:17 which was established by Tim Nichols of Tufts in 2016.
Connecticut College will next trek back to Mount Greylock High School to compete at the NESCAC Championships on Saturday, Nov. 2.