Waterford, CT --- The WPI men's cross country team turned in a seventh place effort at the Connecticut College Invitational which was held at Harkness Memorial State Park on Saturday. Keene State captured the team title with 74 points as Coast Guard finished second with 77 points and the hosts were third with 140 points. The Engineers tallied 230 points in the event.
Senior Robert Hollinger (Averill Park, NY) led the Crimson and Gray with an 18th-place time of 26:05, an improvement of :10 over last week. Freshman Austin Scott (Waddington, NY) was the second Engineer to cross the finish line as he raced to a 26:31, 29 ticks quicker than a week ago, for the 36th spot as classmate Nathan Stomberg (West Greenwich, RI) moved from seventh last week up to fourth for the Boynton Hillers, and shaved 15 seconds off his performance at the All-New England Championships, as he clocked a 26:48 for 57th place.
Junior Patrick Murphy (Danvers, MA) sliced a top-seven-best 41 seconds off his time from last week with a 59th-place 26:49 as classmate Andrew Zayac (Plymouth, MA) ran to a 68th-place 26:59. Sophomore Tobin Dancy (Shrewsbury, MA) sported a 27:09 for 71st and senior Hunter Putzke (Waterloo, WI) followed in 72nd as he re-entered the top-seven with a 27:10.
After a week off, WPI will head to Franklin Park for the NEWMAC Championships on Sunday, November 3.