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Bryant finishes seventh at Ted Owens Invitational

Photo by: Marcus Reilly
Photo by: Marcus Reilly

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. – The Bryant University men's and women's cross country teams both finished seventh out of 19 teams this morning at the Ted Owens Invitational hosted by Central Connecticut. 

The Bulldogs were led by sophomores Jason Dolan (Westford, Mass.) for the men and Julia Ayres (Collegeville, Pa.) for the women. 

COACH SWITZER COMMENTS

Men | "Today was a great opportunity to get out and learn the NEC course. We will still need to work on our race execution, but as a team, it definitely continued as a step forward from Nassaney," said head coach Mitch Switzer about the men's team. "They did a great job of working as a team and using each other during the race. It's not an easy course, but now we know what we need to do when we come back in November."

Women | "I think today was a breakout for the women and they're starting to really see the potential they have as a group. There's certainly a lot they can take away from today, but it was a good confidence boost when we needed it and I'm excited to see where the season starts to go." 

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (W)

21. Julia Ayres – 19:20.5
48. Abby Hamilton – 20:04.3
61. Allison Corcoran – 20:28.2
62. Sarah Freeman – 20:29.2
67. Caroline Meizen – 20:45.7
81. Ellie Goyette – 21:10.4
90. Julia Herraiz – 21:22.1
93. Breann Campise – 21:35.4
112. Jill Doherty – 22:17.9
113. Jackie Prestininzi – 22:22.1

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (M)

23. Jason Dolan – 27:27.9
44. Jonathan Iamarone – 28:04.0
48. Bodie Avery – 28:13.3
50. Peter Theuerkauf – 28:20.5
60. Nicholas Brancato – 28:37.6
67. Alexander Duncan – 29:01.4
71. William Bittrich – 29:08.7
72. Benjamin Carlson – 29:12.2
75. Aidan Macsweeney – 29:16.1
80. Jordan Dagrin – 29:33.6
93. Evan Coyne – 29:53.7
102. Peter Sullivan – 30:26.9

TEAM RESULTS (W)

  1. Lehigh – 28
  2. Central Connecticut – 70
  3. Monroe College – 117
  4. Sacred Heart – 120
  5. Adelphi – 127
  6. Hartford – 184
  7. Bryant – 221
  8. Maine – 224
  9. Wagner – 225
  10. American International – 315
  11. New Jersey Institute of Technology – 322
  12. Fairleigh Dickinson – 334
  13. NYIT – 349
  14. Molloy – 356
  15. Hunter – 408
  16. St. Francis Brooklyn – 429
  17. Albany College of Pharmacy – 538
  18. Post – 578
  19. Dominican – 578

TEAM RESULTS (M)

  1. American International – 42
  2. Wagner – 71
  3. Central Connecticut – 77
  4. Rhode Island – 112
  5. Maine – 115
  6. New Jersey Institute of Technology – 165
  7. Bryant – 215
  8. Hartford – 235
  9. Molloy – 277
  10. Sacred Heart – 305
  11. NYIT – 316
  12. Monroe College – 322
  13. Adelphi – 337
  14. LIU – 368
  15. Hunter – 410
  16. St. Francis Brooklyn – 450
  17. Fairleigh Dickinson – 477
  18. Post – 514
  19. Albany College of Pharmacy – 575

MEET NOTES

  • Ayres led the women's squad and set a new personal best of 19:20.5, marking the first time the sophomore finished under the 20-minute mark.
  • The Grafton, Mass. natives of Abby Hamilton (Grafton, Mass.) and Allison Corcoran (Grafton, Mass.) both improved their times from the Nassaney Invitational.
  • Ellie Goyette (Lowell, Mass.) and Caroline Meizen (Douglas, Mass.) each improved their times from a year ago at the Ted Owens Invitational.
  • Bodie Avery (Fairlee, Vt.), Peter Theuerkauf (Glen Rock, N.J.), William Bittrich (Duxbury, Mass.), and Dolan all finished the race with a faster time from last season's Ted Owens Invite. Most notable, Avery improved his time from a year ago by 1:38.

UP NEXT
Bryant is set to compete in the NEICAAA Championships on Saturday, Oct. 12 in Boston at Franklin Park.