Men's Cross Country

National Rank: 8TH - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2017 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP: 4TH OVERALL - - - - - - - - - - - - - - NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES: 8 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - NESCAC TITLES: 2 (2017, 2018) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

NESCAC CHAMPS! Men's Cross Country Successfully Defends Conference Crown!

NESCAC CHAMPS! Men's Cross Country Successfully Defends Conference Crown!

BOSTON, Mass. – Heavy rain and high winds were no match for the eighth-ranked Amherst College men's cross country team, as the Mammoths placed three runners inside the top-10 to successfully defend their league crown and claim their second consecutive NESCAC Championship title Saturday morning at Franklin Park.

With a scoring order of 3-6-10-16-25(33)(36) and a team average 8K time of 25:58, the Mammoths impressive season continued as Amherst edged out five nationally ranked teams – No. 11 Williams, No. 14 Middlebury, No. 21 Tufts, No. 27 Bowdoin and No. 33 Connecticut College – to capture the program's second-ever NESCAC title and third first place team finish of the fall. 

THE BASICS

  • TEAM TOP-THREE: Amherst (60 points), Williams (86 points), Middlebury (88 points)
  • TOP-MAMMOTH: Brossy (25:29.3 / 3rd)
  • TOTAL TEAMS / RUNNERS: 11 / 154

MAMMOTHS SCORING RUNNERS

  • Senior Cosmo Brossy posted the best finish at the league meet of his collegiate career to pace the Mammoths, clocking an average mile time of 5:07.6 to finish in 25:29.3 and earn third overall.
  • Recording a 5:11.5 average mile, Clark Ricciardelli '20 was next across the finish line for Amherst, logging a 25:48.3 mark to secure sixth place.  
  • The third Mammoth harrier inside the top-10, Tucker Meijer '19 notched a time of 26:00.8 behind an 5:14.0 average mile to take 10th overall.
  • Registering a 16th place finish, Ajay Sarathy '21 ran a 5:16.2 mile to cross the finish line in 26:11.8.
  • Bill Massey '21 was the final Amherst scoring runner, earning a 25th place finish with a time of 26:23.1.

AMHERST IN THE SCORESHEET

The Mammoths return to action on Saturday, Nov. 10 when they travel to Bowdoin College to compete in the New England Division III Championships beginning at 12:30 p.m.