Sophomore Jeremy Schmid and freshman Mohammed Hrezi finished in sixth and seventh, respectively, to pace the Central Connecticut State University men's cross country team to a second place finish as hosts of the Ted Owen Invitational on Saturday morning.
The Blue Devils put seven runners in the top 15 of the four team event to record a score of 47, but Providence swept the first five spots to score a perfect 15 and win the meet. Bryant was third putting forth a score of 78 and American International College failed to record a score.
Sophomore Kevin Tiernan and freshman Josh Trares took 10th and 11th, respectively, to lead CCSU's second pack. Tiernan finished in 26:52.73, while Trares crossed the line a second later, in 26:53.81. One Providence harrier finished before the next three Blue Devils. Junior Robert Weston, sophomore Dan Watson and freshman Jon Krell were the next three runners in, taking 13th (26:59.96), 14th (27:21.24) and 15th (27:27.07).
Matt Terry of Providence won the individual championship, finishing the eight kilometer course in a time of 25:36.82. CCSU will have a week off before competing in the New England Championships on October 10.