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Men's XC Wins 2016 Rothenberg Run

Michael McGonnigle won the 8K race on Friday with a time of 24:54.0 seconds
Oct. 14, 2016

Complete Meet Results

In its final tune-up prior to the American Athletic Conference championship meet, the UConn men’s cross country team grabbed a first-place team finish at the 2016 Rothenberg Run, hosted by Brown, on Friday, Oct. 14. The Huskies topped the five-team meet field with 35 points, edging out Vermont, which finished second overall.

Connecticut averaged a 25:23 second finish over the 8K race and placed six individuals in the top-20 overall. For complete meet results, please CLICK HERE.

Captain Mike McGonnigle was the top overall individual finisher, winning the race with a mark of 24:54.0 seconds. Teammates Adian Fiol (25:24.3), James Mas (25:30.9), and Cameron Garrelts (25:33.2) all turned in top-10 performances. Next up, Parker Timmerman (25:35.4) and Alexander Abraham (26:07.4) collected 11th and 20th, respectively.

“This was a really nice result for us today,” said head coach Greg Roy. “Certainly, for us to get a team win without our full varsity lineup is something we can use as positive momentum. I thought Michael McGonnigle ran a great race and we saw some impressive performances from our freshmen, who shined over the final mile of the race. As we head towards the conference championship, we feel good about our team and where are as a unit.”



Following a two-week layoff, the Huskies return to action on Saturday, Oct. 29 when they head to Cincinnati, Ohio for the 2016 American Athletic Conference championships. A complete meet preview will be posted to later this month.