BRONX, N.Y. – Coming off a fourth-place finish at the 2014 American Athletic Conference Championship, the University of Connecticut men’s cross country heads to Bronx, N.Y. to participate in the NCAA Northeast Regionals at Van Cortlandt Park on Friday, Nov. 14. The men’s 8K race is set to begin at 1 p.m.
Freshman Michael McGonnigle was the first Husky to finish the 8K race at the conference championships on Oct. 31, crossing the line in 25:45. He was followed up by Alvaro Chavez (26:11) and Ned Wilson (26:19), who claimed 22nd and 25th, respectively. As a team, the Huskies tallied 125 total points. Host-school Tulsa won the conference crown, finishing with five of the top 10 individual finishers, while Cincinnati (84) and Houston (96) rounded out the top-three.
“We have made strides all season long,” said head coach Greg Roy. “We’re going to go out there on Friday with the intention of improving. The Northeast region is a strong group and we will need to bring our best.”
In 2013, UConn finished 20th of 37 teams at the NCAA Regionals, paced by a two top-100 overall finishers. Current Husky captains Dave Cotton and Wilson crossed the line in 108th and 152nd, respectively.
For complete individual and team results, check back to uconnhuskies.com on Friday afternoon.