The Central Connecticut men's cross country team won its eighth consecutive Northeast Conference team championship with a win on the 8K course at Saint Francis U. in Loretto, PA. Central extended its run of championships by having three runners place in the top-10 and having all five of its scoring runners finish among the top 15 individual finishers. All five Blue Devils runners earned all-conference honors.
The Blue Devils join the Quinnipiac women's cross country program (2005-2012) as the only teams in conference history to win eight straight championships.
Senior Tyler Raymond led the Blue Devils runners, crossing the finish line in 26:57.6 to place second overall. Raymond turned in an average mile of 5:25.5.
Also competing for Central in the field of 65 runners were junior Brendan Callahan and senior Joseph Gioielli. Callahan placed 18th in the field, turning in a time of 28:54.0. Gioielli finished in 29:59.6 and placed 25th.
CCSU won the team title with 43 points, which was 10 points better than Sacred Heart. Connor Rog of Sacred Heart won the individual title with a time of 26:48.4.
The NCAA Regionals will be held on Friday, Nov. 11, at Van Cortlandt Park in New York. The IC4A/ECAC Championships will be held at Van Cortlandt Park on Saturday, Nov. 19.