TULSA, Okla. – The University of Connecticut men’s cross country team will compete for the 2014 American Athletic Conference Championship on Friday, Oct. 31 at the Mohawk Sports Complex in Tulsa, Okla. The 8K race is scheduled to begin at 11:50 a.m. ET following the conclusion of the women’s 6K.
The American Digital Network will provide live coverage of the men’s race. The coverage is completely free of charge and available on desktop, mobile and tablet devices. To access the video feed, CLICK HERE.
UConn finished fourth overall at the inaugural American Athletic Conference Championship a year ago at Hammonasset State Park. Michael O’Donnell, who will redshirt this season, crossed the line in 15th place (24:24.30), while Dave Cotton secured a 17th-place finish with a time of 24:28.35. As a team, Connecticut tallied 94 total points. Louisville won the crown with a 28-point showing.
This season, Cotton has been of the Huskies’ top performers, most recently helping UConn capture second place at the 2014 Rothenburg run with a seventh-place overall finish (25:21.7). The senior captain ran the 8K race in an average mile time of 5:06.1. He was followed up by Alvaro Chavez, who crossed the line in 25:40.3 and took 10th place. Also earning top-20 results was captain Ned Wilson (25:41.2), Wyatt Million (25:43.6), Michael McGonnigle (25:52.8) and Patrick Begley (35:55.3).
For complete individual and team results, check back to UConnHuskies.com on Friday afternoon.