2008 Men's Cross Country News

November 15, 2008
Blue Devils Run at NCAA Northeast Regionals
Junior Ry Sanderson placed 40th out of 239 runners and the Central Connecticut men's cross country finished 29th out of 33 teams at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships on Saturday. Sanderson timed in at 33:09 on the 10 kilometer course in Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, NY.

November 1, 2008
Sanderson Places 3rd, Blue Devils Finish 7th at NEC
Junior Ry Sanderson ran to a third place finish and received all-conference honors for his performance at Saturday's Northeast Conference Men's Cross Country Championships. His time of 26 minutes and 46 seconds over the five mile course helped Central Connecticut to a seventh place finish out of the 12 teams in competition at Monmouth University.

October 28, 2008
Second NEC Athlete of the Week Honor for Sanderson
Central Connecticut junior Ry Sanderson was named Northeast Conference Athlete of the Week in men's cross country for the second time this season. Sanderson received the honor for his performance at the CCSU Mini Meet held this past weekend in New Britain.

October 25, 2008
Blue Devils Place 5th of 14 Teams as Hosts of CCSU Mini Meet
Junior Ry Sanderson ran to a new personal record in a five kilometer race and the Central Connecticut men's cross country team finished fifth out of 14 teams at the Sixth Annual CCSU Mini Meet at Stanley Quarter Park on Saturday morning. The junior captain finished in fifth place, with a time of 15 minutes and three seconds, which marks his best 5K time in cross country or track.

October 11, 2008
Men's XC Runs at New England Championship
The Central Connecticut men's cross country team finished 32nd out of 47 teams at the New England Championships at Franklin Park in Boston, MA, on Saturday afternoon. Junior Ry Sanderson was the top finisher for the Blue Devils, recording a time of 25 minutes and 56 seconds to place 74th on the five mile course.

October 4, 2008
Cross Country Runs at Murray Keatinge, Sanderson Places 17th
Junior Ry Sanderson was the first finisher for the Central Connecticut men's cross country team at the Murray Keatinge Invitational on the campus of the University of Maine on Saturday. He finished the five mile race in a time of 25 minutes and 34 seconds to place 17th, while the Blue Devils came in eighth place overall.

September 20, 2008
Sanderson Leads Blue Devils to 3rd Place Finish
The Central Connecticut men's cross country team finished in third out of eight teams as they hosted the Ted Owen Invitational at Stanley Quarter Park on Saturday. Junior Ry Sanderson was the top finisher for CCSU, coming in fifth overall with a time of 25:47 on the five mile course.

September 17, 2008
Eric Blake and U.S. Finish Third at World Mountain Running Trophy
Central Connecticut assistant track and cross country coach Eric Blake recently competed in the 21st World Mountain Running Trophy Race in Valais, Switzerland. The United States finished third out of 27 countries, and Blake was 23rd overall in a field of 157.

September 13, 2008
Freshman Kevin Tiernan First to Finish for CCSU in Dartmouth Invitational
Kevin Tiernan was the first finisher for the CCSU men's cross country team at the Dartmouth Invitational. The freshman finished in 53rd place overall with a time of 28:03 on the eight kilometer course. The Blue Devils finished in 7th place overall and will next be hosting the Ted Owen Invitational on Saturday September 20.

September 10, 2008
Ry Sanderson Tabbed ECAC Runner of the Week
Junior Ry Sanderson was named ECAC Runner of the Week for his performance in the CCSU Blue Devil Invitational this past weekend. The Bantam, CT native won the 20th annual five mile race in a time of 26 minutes and 30 seconds.

September 9, 2008
Sanderson Named Athlete of the Week
Junior Ry Sanderson was named athlete of the week for the Northeast Conference for his performance in the CCSU Blue Devil Invitational. The Bantam, CT native won the 20th annual five mile race in a time of 26 minutes and 30 seconds.

September 5, 2008
Junior Ry Sanderson Places First at 20th Annual Blue Devil Cross Country Invitational
Junior Ry Sanderson placed first for the second straight season in Friday's Blue Devil Invitational held at Stanley Quarter Park in New Britain. Sanderson and his teammates finished in second place in the four-team meet, behind Holy Cross. Holy Cross also won the women's race on Friday. The meet was moved up one day due to the impending storm on Saturday.

September 3, 2008
Cross Country Blue Devil Invitational Moved to Friday
The CCSU Blue Devil Invitational for Cross Country has been moved up to Friday September 5 due to inclement weather concerns. The Central Connecticut men will go off at 5:45 p.m. and the women's race begins at 6:30 p.m. The CCSU women's cross country team will instead be traveling to the Trinity Cross Country Invitational on Saturday. The women's four kilometer race starts at 10:30 a.m.

August 20, 2008
Men's Cross Country Selected Seventh in NEC Poll
The Central Connecticut men's cross country team was picked to finish seventh in the preseason NEC coaches' poll, released this afternoon. The Blue Devils finished eighth in last season's Northeast Conference Championships and are led by junior Ry Sanderson.