BUFFALO, N.Y. – After opening its season with a second-place finish at the Minuteman Invitational, the UConn men’s cross country team returns to action on Friday, Sept. 16 when it participates in the 2016 UB Stampede, hosted by Buffalo, at Audubon Golf Course. The 8K race is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.
Audubon Golf Course will also serve as the site of the NCAA Northeast Regional championship on Friday, Nov. 10.
"This will be a good test, as Buffalo beat us twice last year and looks to be improved," said Husky head coach Greg Roy. " We add in our Captains this week which will bolster our lineup."
UConn opened its 2016 campaign on Sept. 10 in Amherst, Mass., finishing the six-team meet with 41 team points, trailing only Maine (35). As a team, UConn averaged a 19:28 second finish in the 6K race and tallied three of the top six individual finishers overall.
Junior standout Parker Timmerman was the first Husky to cross the finish line, taking third overall with a time of 19:19.9 seconds. Teammates Kyle Brackman (19:21.8) and Harrison Block (19:23.9) finished fourth and sixth, respectively. For Block, the result marked his first collegiate race.
Friday’s race will mark the Huskies’ first appearance in the state of New York since it picked up a 23rd-place team finish at the 2014 NCAA Northeast Regional championship on Nov. 14, 2014 in Bronx, N.Y.
A complete meet recap with individual and team results will be available on uconnhuskies.com on Friday evening.