NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (October 25, 2008) – The University of Connecticut men’s cross country team took part in the CCSU mini meet this weekend, their last weekend before the BIG EAST Championships. The Huskies were one of 14 teams to race in the 5K meet and took 10th overall with their highest runner coming in 25th place out of 148 runners.
Freshman Luke Albertson (Norwich, Conn.) had the highest showing for the Huskies coming in 25th overall with a time of 15:49. Freshmen Tim and Alex Bennetan (Lake Forest, Ill.) placed 55th and 56th consecutively for their third consecutive finish in a race this season. They both finished with a time of 16:17.
Coming in fourth and fifth for the Huskies was freshman Rachid Sofiane (Wallingford, Conn.) and sophomore Dan Holst (Smithtown, N.Y.) who finished with times of 16:35 and 16:36 respectively.
Junior Andrew Smith (Sudbury, Mass.) rounded out the pack for the Huskies finishing with a final time of 16:57.
UConn will compete in the BIG EAST Championships next weekend in Bronx, N.Y. on Friday, October 31 at Van Cortlandt Park.