WARWICK, R.I. – In its final tune-up before the American Athletic Conference Championships, the UConn men’s cross country team is set to take part in the 2014 Rothenburg Run at Goddard State Park in Rhode Island on Friday, Oct. 17. The 8K race is set to begin at 3 p.m.
The Huskies have been off since Oct. 4 when they finished 38th at the historic Paul Short Run in Bethlehem, Pa. A pair of freshmen, Parker Timmerman (25:41) and Owen Gonser (25:50) paced the Husky team which finished with an average time of 25:56 in the tough 8K race.
This year, the event will feature some of the top teams in the Northeast region, including No. 5 Dartmouth, No. 11 Brown as well as Bryant, Vermont and URI.
Last season, Brown took home the invitational crown, grabbing three of the top five spots.
“This is an important meet for this young team,” said head coach Greg Roy. “The last two competitions were massive, mirroring NCAA qualifying rather than conference race conditions. This race will black and white. We‘ll be able to see exactly where the competition is and where we stand. It’s a lot more like what we’ll face at The American Championships. We’ve begun to sharpen up a bit, and should see some results that reflect that.”
For complete race results, check back with uconnhuskies.com on Friday afternoon.
Next up, UConn will head to Tulsa, Okla. to participate in the second-ever American Athletic Conference Championship. To keep up with complete weekend league results, follow @AmericanXCTrack on Twitter.