Men's Cross Country

3 All-Region Selections | 21 All-Conference Honors

Meet Preview: Cross Country at the Connecticut College Invitational

Meet Preview: Cross Country at the Connecticut College Invitational

Cross Country at the Connecticut College Invitational
Saturday, October 15—11 a.m.
Harkness Park—Waterford, Conn.

The Babson men's and women's cross country teams will return to action for the first time since September 24 at the Connecticut College Invitational. The men will run an 8k race while the women take part in a 5k meet in preparation for the upcoming NEWMAC Championships.

The Beavers will make their third trip to Harkness Park in the last two years on Saturday after competing in both the Connecticut College Invitational and the NCAA New England Championships in Waterford last season. The men finished 24th at the regional meet, led by sophomore Matthew Dynan's time of 26:25, while the women had six harriers post personal-best times on their way to a 36th-place finish.

The Green and White enters Saturday's meet coming off a 17th-place result at the Codfish Bowl at Franklin Park on September 24. Sophomore Chaela Hood came in 38th overall with a time of 20:58, while classmate My-Linh DeBonis crossed the finish line in a season-best time of 22:29. First-year Jenna Sweeney recorded a time of 22:48 to come in 78th and sophomore Emily MacDonald's time of 22:53 was her best of the fall and matched the best result of her career.

The Beavers continued their strong start to the 2016 season with a third-place finish at the Codfish Bowl on September 24. Dynan was first among collegiate runners and fifth overall with a time of 26:30 on the 8k course, junior Scott Atwood was 20th with a time of 27:50 and classmate Jonathan Miller crossed the finish line with a time of 27:54 to place 22nd. First-year Nicholas Virkler also enjoyed a strong day for Babson, cutting 40 seconds off his previous best time to come in 37th with a time of 27:54. 27:54.

The Beavers had 12 different harriers record season-best times at Franklin Park on September 24.

Prior to last season's two races, Babson had not competed at Harkness Park since 2007.