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Cross Country Competes in The American Championship

Captain Mike O'Donnell finished sixth overall in the 2015 American Conference Championships
Oct. 27, 2016

CINCINNATI, Ohio -The UConn men's cross country team heads to Cincinnati, Ohio for the 2016 American Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday, Oct. 29. The race will be held at the Voice of America Metropark in West Chester Township, Ohio at 10:50 a.m. The Championships will be streamed live on the American Digital Network.

The Huskies are ranked No. 14 in the Northeast Region in the most recent USTFCCCA rankings after winning the Rothenberg Run on Oct. 15. Captain Michael McGonnigle (New Fairfield, Conn.) finished first in the 8K race, crossing the finish in 24:54.0.

Senior captain Mike O'Donnell (Methuen, Mass.) seeks to best his sixth-place finish in The Championships last season. O'Donnell was strong at the New England Championships on Oct. 8, finishing seventh overall with a time of 24:54.6. The race earned O'Donnell American Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week honors.

Head Coach Greg Roy is excited about his group heading into Saturday's 8K race.

"Our goal is to improve on our second place finish from last year" said Roy. "Tulsa has to be the favorite; they've won every AAC Championship that they have competed in. We bring two All-Conference competitors to the starting line in Michael McGonnigle and Mike O'Donnell, captains. Plus, track scorers Wyatt Million and Kyle Brackman. This is the strongest lineup we've fielded in the AAC."   



A complete meet recap with individual and team results will be available on on Saturday.