Men's Cross Country

Men's XC Captures CCSU Mini-Meet

Men's XC Captures CCSU Mini-Meet

The Central Connecticut men's cross country team finished first at the CCSU Mini-Meet on Friday afternoon.  The 5K race serves as the final tune-up before next weekend's Northeast Conference Championship meet.  Junior Craig Hunt finished second and led a strong Blue Devil pack that placed five runners in the top-nine.

At last year's Mini-Meet Hunt set a new course record with a 14:55 performance.  This year he improved on his time, running a 14:53, but he finished behind Providence's Alex Wallace.  Wallace ran a 14:46 to set the new Stanley Park 5K course record.

Finishing behind Hunt, was senior Sam Alexander in third place with a 15:03 performance.  Senior Jeremy Schmid's 15:23 time earned him a sixth place finish and junior John Krell came across seventh with a 15:36.

Sophomore Andrew Hill completed the Central score with a ninth place finish and a 15:37 mark.  While senior Ben Lazarus and freshman Andrew Pullaro displaced runners from other teams in the scoring by finishing 11th and 14th, respectively.  Lazarus ran a 15:46 and Pullaro a 15:50.

The Blue Devils posted a team score of 27 to earn the victory.  Providence finished second with a score of 73 and Bryant took third with a 101 mark.

The Blue Devils head into next weekend's conference meet as the two-time defending champions.  The meet will be hosted by Monmouth University in Holmdel, NJ, on Oct. 29.