November 19, 2011

Men's XC 10th at IC4A Championship Race

The Central Connecticut men's cross country team finished 10th at the 2011 IC4A Cross Country Championship Race.  The Blue Devils earned 223 team points, led by a pair of top-12 finishes.

Senior Sam Alexander was the top Blue Devil finisher he placed ninth running a 25:19 over the 5 mile course at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.  Alexander finished only 32 seconds behind the race winner.Junior Craig Hunt was not far behind.  Hunt placed 12th with a 25:25 performance.

Junior John Krell was the next Central runner he finished 32nd, with a 25:47 time.  Senior Jeremy Schmid finished 77th with a 26:21 performance and freshman Andy Pullaro turned in a 26:59 time to finish 100th.

Sophomore Andrew Hill finished 107th and freshman Patrick Hubbell 123rd to displace runners from other schools.  They posted times of 27:05 and 27:33, respectively.

Joe Stilin of Princeton won the individual title.  His team also captured the team championship.  Princeton posted a team score of 50, while placing four runners in the top-15 and all five scoring runners in the top-20.  Albany and La Salle finished second and third.

The Blue Devils finished tenth out of 17 teams in the race.