Men's Cross Country Hosts, Places 7th at NESCAC Championship

BOSTON – Tufts men's cross country finished seventh on Saturday in the NESCAC Championship eight-kilometer event on a rainy day at Franklin Park in which the Jumbos were the host.

Colin Raposo earned second team All-NESCAC for Tufts

The Jumbos compiled a score of 159 between the top five finishers on the team. Amherst won the NESCAC Championship for the second straight season compiling a score of 60. Williams junior Ryan Cox had the best individual time of 25:27.8 to help Williams claim second place as a team.

Senior Colin Raposo of the Jumbos finished with the team's best time of 26:07.5 which was good for 14th place overall. For Raposo, his finish was the second straight event he's clocked in as Tufts' top finisher. He earned second team All-NESCAC for his finish in the top 14 overall.

Fellow senior Brian Reaney also finished in the top 25 overall as he placed 24th with his 26:21.0 mark. Jumbo seniors Andrew Doherty Munro (26:45.5) and Rory Buckman (26:46.5) were the third and fourth members of the team to finish as they placed 37th and 38th respectively. Sophomore Peter Horvath (26:53.2) rounded out Tufts' top five with his 46th-place mark.

Other Jumbos who finished in the top 60 were sophomore Patrick Nero (27:02.8) and freshman John Cyprus (27:08.9).

Tufts seniors Dylan Jones, Christian Swenson, Hiroto Watanabe, Tom Doyle, sophomore Dalton Tanner, freshman Neerav Gade and Joseph Harmon also participated in the NESCAC Championship.

Conditions were wet and muddy at the Franklin Park course, where Tufts hosted the conference championship for the first time since 2002. The start time for the race was moved up from the original 2 pm to 11 am due to the weather.

The Jumbos' next event will be on Saturday, November 10 at 11 am when they participate in the NCAA Regional Championship at Bowdoin.


Written By Athletic Communications Intern Bryan Costello