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Cross Country Takes 17th in Northeast Regionals

Mike O'Donnell finished 27th overall in the 10K race
Nov. 11, 2016

Team Results |Individual Results

– The UConn men’s cross country team completed its fall season in the Northeast Regionals on Friday Nov. 11, finishing 17th in the team standings out of 35 competing teams.

UConn finished the 10K race with 471 points and had a pair of runner placed inside the top-100. Reigning national champion, Syracuse, won the meet with a meet score of 29.

Captain Mike O’Donnell was the Huskies top finisher, placing 27th overall (31:24.56). O’Donnell was coming off a sixth overall finish at The American Championships meet on Oct. 29.

“Mike O’Donnell has been one of our leaders and today he ran his best race of the season,” said head coach Greg Roy.

Kyle Brackman ran in the top-100, crossing the finish line in 95th place, running in 32:36.39. Next up, Wyatt Million (35:46.91) finished in 111th. Michael McGonnigle (32:54.73)118th, while Kyle Barber (32:56.39) came in 120th. Aidan Fiol (33:30.59) and Cameron Garrelts (33:49.67) rounded out the runners for the Huskies.



“As a team it’s a bit frustrating, we got off to a great start in September and then injuries crept in and for whatever reason we didn’t carry that great start through the rest of the year”, said Roy. “But now we regroup, take the positives and build off them as we head into the track season.”

The Huskies improved off their 21st place team-finish in 2015. The season consisted of first place finishes in the UB Stampede on Sept. 16 and in Warwick, R.I. for the Rothenburg Run on Oct. 14.

To view complete results from the Regionals CLICK HERE for team results and HERE for individuals.