Waterford, CT --- Junior Austin Scott (Waddington, NY) turned in an All-New England performance while the WPI men's cross country squad posted a program-best 10th-place finish at the 2015 NCAA Division III New England Regional Saturday at Harkness Memorial State Park.
No. 2 Williams won the team title with 67 points followed by No. 5 Amherst (68) and No. 17 Tufts (80). No. 30 Wesleyan claimed fourth (114) as No. 8 MIT rounded out the top five (128). No 30 Middlebury was sixth (168) as regionally-ranked No. 8 Colby was seventh (205), No. 35 Bates was eighth (228) and Connecticut College, receiving votes in the regional poll, was ninth (273). The regionally-ranked No. 9 Engineers amassed 295 point to finish ahead of regionally-ranked No. 10 Bowdoin (11th – 336), as well as Brandeis (14th – 433) who was also receiving votes in the regional poll.
Scott, who crossed the finish line 30th in a time of 25:33.8, has a chance to make the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships field and will know his fate tomorrow morning. If selected, he would become only the second Engineer in program history to earn a bid as WPI Hall of Fame inductee Dave Berthiaume '91 represented the Crimson and Gray in the 1990 championships at Grinnell, IA.
Graduate Student Ryan Moran (Pembroke, MA) closes out his career with a 40th-place time of 25:44.2 as freshman Michael Brady (Medway, MA) capped his inaugural season with a 61st-place showing (25:58.6). Sophomore Tristam Winship (Bedford, NH) crossed the finish line 72nd (26:06.2) and classmate Justin Trott (North Hampton, NH) posted a 26:24.9, good for 92nd. Junior Nathan Stomberg (West Greenwich, RI) was just outside the top 100 with a 103rd-place 26:36.7. Senior Tobin Dancy (Shrewsbury, MA) completed the course 134th in a time of 27:11.4.