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Norstrom Leads CCSU at NCAA Cross Country Regional Championships

Norstrom Leads CCSU at NCAA Cross Country Regional Championships

Coming off of one of the most memorable Northeast Conference Championship performances two weeks ago, the Central Connecticut nine-time men's cross country team competed at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships on Friday, Nov. 10. The University of Buffalo hosted the top-tier meet at Audubon Golf Course in Amherst, NY. CCSU finished 25th out of 37 total teams across the 10K course on a blistery afternoon in Buffalo. 

Junior Alex Norstrom led the Blue Devils with an impressive finish in 51st place out of a field of 254 runners. Norstrom turned-in a time of 33:16.8.

The 2017 NEC Individual runner-up, junior Austin Trainor proceeded his fellow classmate in 116th place with a final 10,000 meter course time of 34:22.1. Senior Ryan Hertzog crossed the finish shortly after at 34:41.2 in 140th place. 

Sophomores Roberto Piotto and Richard Grudzwick were the fourth and fifth CCSU members to come in. Piotto placed 167th after running a 35:05.5 and Grudzwick recorded a time of 35:47.9 in 192nd place. 

Rookie Charlie Taubl chased down Grudzwick and finished less than a second behind the sophomore on his heels in 193rd place with a time of 35:48.1.

Freshman Jonathan Gill, the 2017 NEC Rookie of the Year, rounded out the seven Central runners. Gill came in 205th after finishing at 36:03.3.




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