Aschale, Bosworth Lead Camels at MIT Final Qualifier

Aschale, Bosworth Lead Camels at MIT Final Qualifier
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--Freshman Danny Aschale of Cambridge, Mass. (pictured by Frank Poulin) enjoyed a successful homecoming this week, making the trip to Massachusetts Avenue to compete at the MIT Final Qualifier.
 
Aschale, who ran for the Cambridge Ringe & Latin School, wrapped up a terrific rookie campaign with a victory in the 10,000 meters, setting a personal record with a time of 31:10.72. Aschale moved into second place on the Camels' all-time list, behind another Bostonian in former All-American Adam Fitzgerald '03, who holds the school record with a time of 30:53.77.
 
In the 1500 meters, senior Ben Bosworth (Dorchester, Mass.) set a personal record with a time of 3:51.45 to finish second for the Camels. Bosworth, like Aschale, moved into second place on the Camel all-time list for his performance. Mike LeDuc '14, a three-time NCAA Champion and nine-time combined All-American in cross country and track & field, holds the record in the 15000 with a time of 3:51.13.
 
Connecticut College Head Track & Field Coach Ned Bishop reports that sophomore Scott Mason (Wyndmoor, Pa.) has clinched a berth in the upcoming NCAA Championship set to take place at Mount Union College in Geneva, Ohio next weekend. Mason will be competing in the 3000 meter steeplechase. This will be the first time a Camel harrier will be competing in this event since LeDuc captured his second NCAA Crown in this event back in May of 2014.  Mason is in 11th place on the national performance list in this event.

Bosworth is ranked #26 in the 1500 meters and still has a chance of receiving a bid. Aschale finished his rookie season ranked 34th in the 5000 meters, 46th in the 10,000 and 63rd in the 3000 meter steeplechase. Mason is 53rd in the 5000 meters. In the decathlon, Austin DiMartino (West Haven, Conn.) cracked the top 100 in the nation with his sensational sophomore season, finishing in 92nd place.