CINCINNATI, OHIO – The UConn men’s cross country team grabbed a fourth-place finish in the 2016 American Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday morning at the Voice of America Metropark.
Tulsa claimed the conference title for the third-straight season with a meet-best 22 points followed by Tulane (101) and Cincinnati (109).
The Huskies scored a 114 in the 8K race to finish in fourth in The American Championships. Senior captain Mike O’Donnell earned an All-Conference finish, placing sixth overall with a time of 24:29.1. Averaging a 4:55.6 mile time. It is the second-straight season that O'Donnell has raced to a sixth-place finish in the conference championship.
Following O’Donnell, sophomore Kyle Brackman (Berkeley Heights, N.J.) and junior Michael McGonnigle (New Fairfield, Conn.) crossed the line in the top-25 with times of 25:31.2 and 25:41.6, respectively.
Kyle Barber (26:05.9), Aidan Fiol (26:11.9), Wyatt Million (26:19.8), Cameron Garrelts (26:56.7) and Parker Timmerman (27:05:01) rounded out the racers for the Huskies.
"Our goal was to finish first and obviously we didn't do that, said Head Coach Greg Roy, The results might not show it, finishing second last year and fourth this season but we are making progress."
"Though this isn't the result that we were looking, the guys just need to get back to work and use this as they move forward," said Roy.
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The Huskies will turn their attention to the 2016 NCAA Northeast Regionals set for Friday, Nov. 11 at Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, N.Y. Check back with uconnhuskies.com for a complete preview of the event.