WARWICK, R.I. – In its final tune-up before the 2015 American Athletic Conference Championship, the UConn men’s cross country team is set to take part in the Rothenburg Run at Goddard State Park in Rhode Island on Friday, Oct. 16. The 8K race is set to begin at 3 p.m.
The Huskies have been off since Oct. 2 when they took 11th at the 42nd annual Paul Short Run at the Goodman Campus Cross Country Course in Bethlehem, Pa. UConn finished the competition, which was hosted by Lehigh, with 347 total team points, topping competition from American Athletic Conference foes Temple, Tulane and East Carolina. No. 14 Georgetown took the crown with a meet-best 37 points, while seventh-ranked Villanova placed second overall. As a team, the Huskies recorded a 25:13 average finish time in the 8K race.
The meet will feature two of the USTFCCCA’s top teams from the Northeast Region in No. 4 Dartmouth and No. 11 Brown, which will serve as the host for the competition.
“This is an important meet for us,” said head coach Greg Roy. “While it is a “tune-up” for the conference championship, it is also a meet where it is critical to see continued development. Training has gone very well the last two weeks, and the kids are excited to compete against some tough regional competition.”
A season ago, UConn finished second at the event, paced by a seventh-place result from senior captain David Cotton. Five other Huskies, Alvaro Chavez, Ned Wilson, Wyatt Million, Michael McGonnigle and Patrick Begley finished in the top-20 with sub-26 minute times.
Check back with uconnhuskies.com on Friday evening for a complete meet recap.
Next up, UConn will prepare for the league championship meet on Saturday, Oct. 31 in Greenville, N.C.