Young Team Places 17th of 46 Squads
BOSTON- In what will surely be one of the largest meets of the season, the Yale men's cross country team placed 17th of 46 squads in the New England Championships. A younger group of athletes wore the Yale blue today, yet two Bulldogs were able to place in the top 30 of 250 athletes. The team combined for 500 points and Connectict won the title with a field-low 139 points. Dartmouth, last year's champion, was second and Brown was 15th. The Bulldogs bested regional rivals Southern Connecticut (28th), Quinnipiac (33rd) and New Haven (36th).
The team was lead today by sophomore Ryan Laemel. He placed 16th, covering the 4.95 mile course in 25:14. Senior Julian Sheinbaum was the second Bulldog to cross the line, in 28th place at 25:31. The freshman dynamic duo of Matthew Nussbaum and Alec Borsook was next, in 122nd and 127th places, respectively. Freshman Isa Qasim also scored for Yale, finishing in 207th place.
The Bulldogs will be back in action on Oct. 15th, when they travel to the Princeton Invitational.
Report by Natalie Villa '13, Yale Sports Publicity