Men's Cross Country Places 10th at NCAA New England Race

Sophomore Neerav Gade was Tufts' leader at the Regional today.

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Tufts University men's cross country team finished 10th at the NCAA New England Region Championship hosted by Bowdoin College today on its Pickard Field course.

Sophomore Neerav Gade was the first Jumbo to finish with his 25:59.8 time over 8,000 meters placing 43rd overall. The Jumbos then had back-to-back finishers with freshman Evan Ensslin in 54th (26:10.1) and junior Patrick Nero 55th (26:10.4).

The fourth and fifth scorers for Tufts were sophomore Sam Gatti at 26:36.8 (85th place) and sophomore Joseph Harmon at 26:38.3 (88th). Also competing for the Jumbos on Saturday was sophomore Collin O'Sullivan, who finished inside the top 100 with a 26:44.1 mark, and freshman Connor Giersch who timed 26:52.7 for 110th place.

Williams College won the New England title with a 24 score, well ahead of runner-up Colby College (93). MIT was third with a 107 score and Amherst took fourth (137). Williams and Colby receive automatic qualifying berths as the top two teams at the Regional. A total of 54 teams competed with 384 individuals finishing the race.

Junior Aidan Ryan from Williams won the individual title with a 24:51.6 time. He was right in front of senior teammate Ryan Cox (24:55.4).

This was the final race of the 2019 season for Tufts Men's Cross Country.