Men's Cross Country Finish Seventh at NESCAC Championship

Contact: Mike O'Brien


Photo Courtesy of Frank Poulin

Fussell.jpgWATERFORD, Conn. – The Amherst men’s cross country team, led by Dan Crowley ’16, finished seventh overall in the NESCAC Cross Country Championship on Saturday at Harkness Memorial State Park.

Williams placed three runners in the top-10 en route to a NESCAC title with 51 points. Claiming second overall was Middlebury with 62 points and Tufts in third place with 103.

Bowdoin (114) took fourth overall and was followed by Colby (117), Bates (148), Amherst (180), Conn. College (201), Hamilton (234), Wesleyan (258) and Trinity (353).

Crowley finished 24th overall in the 8k race with a time of 25:36 as he continues his breakout season in which he has paced the Jeffs in four of the team’s six events.

Claiming second on the squad and placing shortly after, was KC Fussell ’15. The junior finished in 25:43, a second behind his team-best mark a year ago.

Charlie Reighard ’14, Alvaro Morales ’14 and Greg Turissini ’15 rounded out the top-five performers for Amherst, placing 39th, 41st and 45th respectively. Reighard crossed the finish line in 25:56, followed by Morales in 26:01 and Turissini in 26:08.

Also placing for the Jeffs were first-years Raymond Meijer and Steven Lucey. Meijer finished with a time of 26:28 while Lucey ran in 26:32.

Senior Michael LeDuc of Connecticut College won the individual title with a mark of 24:35, surpassing the previous course record by 18 seconds. Colin Cotton ’15 of Williams placed second with a time of 24:42.

Amherst is back in action on Saturday, Nov. 9 for the ECAC Championships beginning at 12 p.m.