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Men's XC Heads to Franklin Park for New England Championships

Michael McGonnigle picked up a second-place finish on Oct. 16 in Buffalo
Oct. 7, 2016

Meet Information

Following a three-week layoff, the UConn men’s cross country returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 8 when it travels to Boston, Mass. to participate in the 2016 New England Championships at historic Franklin Park.

UConn last competed on Oct. 16 at the UB Stampede, winning the seven-team meet with 38 points, finishing 33 points better than the second-place team (71). Connecticut averaged a meet-best 25:02 finish on the 8K course and placed six individuals in the top-15 overall.

Co-captain Michael McGonnigle made his 2016 debut in style, picking up a second-place individual finish with a 24:46.3 second mark, checking in just ahead of fellow captain Mike O’Donnell, who registered a time of 24:46.8 seconds.

We’ve had a great three-week training cycle, now it’s time to see where we are," said head coach Greg Roy. "The New England Championships represents a nice intermediate step from the Buffalo meet to the AAC Championships.  Execution should resemble the race strategy for Buffalo."



As a team, UConn checked in at No. 14 in the Northeast Region in the most recent USTFCCCA rankings. For a complete regional list, please CLICK HERE.

The Huskies have not competed at the annual New England Championships since the 2013 campaign when they secured an 11th-palce finish in a field of 41 teams. For a complete recap of the meet, please CLICK HERE.

Meet information, including past results can be found by CLICKING HERE.

A complete meet recap will be available on on Saturday night.