NEW LONDON, Conn. – After matching its highest finish in program history last season by placing fourth, the nationally-ranked Connecticut College men's cross country team will aim for another historic performance when it competes at the NESCAC Championships on Saturday morning. The event will be hosted by Tufts for the first time since 2002 and take place at Franklin Park in Boston.
For the second straight season, the Camels have been led by junior Danny Aschale (Cambridge, Mass.) and senior Scott Mason (Chestnut Hill, Pa.). Aschale has placed first for the Camels and among the top five in the field at every meet he has competed in this fall, which was highlighted by a third-place effort at the Purple Valley Classic which earned him NESCAC Performer of the Week laurels. Mason, who garnered NCAA All-America laurels last fall, has been right behind him in each race.
Other notable competitors for the Camels include seniors Price Day (Harvard, Mass.) and Russell Adam (Cheshire, Conn.) as well as juniors Josh Simensky (Falmouth, Maine) and Jacob Brill-Weil (Cambridge, Mass). Day has been the team's third finisher behind Aschale and Mason at the last two meets.
The men's 8,000-meter race will commence at 11:00 a.m. and admission to the championship event is free. An awards ceremony is also set to start shortly after the women's results become official.