LeDuc Leads Camels to Seventh Place Finish at Williams Invitational
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.--The Connecticut College men's cross country team visited Western Massachusetts to compete in the Purple Valley Classic at Mount Greylock High School. Junior track and field All-American Mike LeDuc (Canton, Conn.) posted a time of 26:24 on the 8k course to finish seventh in the field of 208 runners. The Camels placed seventh out of the 17 teams that scored with 201 points.
Williams College, the 11th ranked team in the nation, placed four of its runners among the top 16 to win on its home course with a score of 39 points. The ninth ranked Middlebury College Panthers placed second with a score of 72 points.
Connecticut College senior Andrew Duarte (Rocky Hill, Conn.) was the second Camel finisher and 27th runner to conquer the hilly terrain in 27:08. Sophomore Patrick Dermody (Erieville, N.Y.) continued to build on his successful start to 2012, posting a time of 27:51 en route to a 49th place finish for the Camels. Tim Murtagh (Rowley, Mass.) was the 67th finisher in 28:04.
Freshman Niall Williams (Scotia, N.Y.) was next in 72nd place with a time of 28:11. Junior Drew Majkut (Upton, Mass.) posted a time of 28:17 to finish in 83rd place. Brad DeMarco (Weston, Conn.) was the 100th finisher in 28:34. Mike Joyce (Wallingford, Conn.) completed the course of 28:59 as the 121st runner and eighth Camel to the finish line.
"I am very pleased with how the men ran today at Williams," Connecticut College Head Men's Cross Country Coach/Assistant Head Coach of Track & Field Jim Butler said.
The Camels finished in front of the 30th ranked team in the nation, RPI, who placed 12th in the 17 team field.
September 22, 2012