BOSTON – In action for the first time since Sept. 16, the UConn men’s cross country team picked up an eighth-place finish at the 2016 New England Championships on Saturday morning at historic Franklin park. The Huskies wrapped up the 34-team meet with 234 team points.
Connecticut averaged a 25:41 second finish in the 8K race, placing three individuals into the top-60.
"It was a tough day for us," said Husky head coach Greg Roy. "After a great week at Buffalo, we came out flat today. This result is not indicative of the team that we are. Credit to Mike O'Donnell, who fought through a hard afternoon to grab a top-10 individual finish. We're going to get back at it this week as we continue to near the conference meet."
Junior captain Mike O’Donnell was the team’s top finisher, cruising to a seventh-place overall finish with a 24:54.6 second result. Next up, sophomore Kyle Brackman crossed the line in 25:36.4 seconds, taking 37th overall. Wyatt Million was the third Husky to finish the race, securing 60th overall with a mark of 25:58.3 seconds.
Northeastern won the team title, averaging a 25:18 second finish on its way to a meet-best 102 points.
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Next up, Connecticut returns to competition on Friday, Oct. 14 when it heads to the Rothenburg run for its final tune-up prior to the American Athletic Conference meet on Oct. 29. A complete meet preview will be available on uconnhuskies.com on Thursday morning.