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Bulldogs have successful showing before NECs

Photo by: Kevin Reilly
Photo by: Kevin Reilly

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. – The Bryant University men's and women's cross country posted a solid showing at the CCSU Mini Meet on Saturday afternoon. The men finished ninth out of 13 squads while the women finished 13th out of 16 teams.

The Mini Meet was the last meet before NEC Championship as the Bulldogs are set to return to Central Connecticut on Nov. 2.

COACH SWITZER'S COMMENTS

 Men | "This was by far the best meet the men have had all season," said head coach Mitch Switzer about the men's team. "Their focus was on point from the moment we arrived and that carried over into the race where they had some of the best execution this season. It was great to see Jason have a breakout and for a majority of the team, both varsity and sub-varsity, to run PRs. It's a good sign heading into championship week."

Women | "The women continued to improve each and every week but today was the exponential jump we have been waiting for. Sarah had a breakout race for the women and to have five women run faster than our top finisher last year, just goes to show how far the team has come. They're definitely ready for next weekend and I'm excited to see what this group is going to accomplish." 

TEAM RESULTS (M)

  1. Providence – 42
  2. Stony Brook – 54
  3. Dartmouth – 85
  4. UMass Lowell – 117
  5. Central Connecticut – 124
  6. Yale – 132
  7. Merrimack – 181
  8. Siena – 208
  9. Bryant – 242
  10. Army Prep – 288
  11. Fairfield – 308
  12. St. Francis Brooklyn – 366
  13. Fairleigh Dickinson – 377

TEAM RESULTS (W)

  1. New Hampshire – 25
  2. Central Connecticut – 103
  3. UMass Amherst – 119
  4. Siena – 120
  5. Northeastern – 164
  6. Quinnipiac – 169
  7. Boston College – 178
  8. Yale – 189
  9. Dartmouth – 191
  10. Merrimack – 247
  11. Fairfield – 264
  12. Stony Brook – 326
  13. Bryant – 344
  14. Hartford – 363
  15. Fairleigh Dickinson – 374
  16. St. Francis Brooklyn – 475

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (M)

31. Jason Dolan – 15:31.1
57. Jonathan Iamarone – 16:01.9
58. Jordan Dagrin – 16:04.7
60. Bodie Avery – 16:06.7
63. William Bittrich – 16:08.8
65. Evan Coyne – 16:13.2
68. Benjamin Carlson – 16:24.3

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (W)

44. Julia Ayres – 10:50.9
56. Sarah Freeman – 10:58.0
71. Abby Hamilton – 11:11.3
83. Allison Corcoran – 11:22.1
90. Ellie Goyette – 11:41.1
92. Jess Cook – 11:51.3
95. Jacklyn Sullivan – 12:04.2

 

**For a full list of sub-varsity results, click HERE **

MEET NOTES

  • Sophomore Jason Dolan (Westford, Mass.)led the men with a time of 15:31.1. Dolan improved his time by over 30 seconds from last year's Mini Meet marking a career-best in the 5K run. Last season, Dolan finished with a time of 16:06.4.
  • Sophomore William Bittrich (Duxbury, Mass.) ran over a minute faster than last season at Central Connecticut. Bittrich finished with a time of 17:09.1 last season.
  • Junior captain Jordan Dagrin (North Kingstown, R.I.) and sophomore Benjamin Carlson (Middletown, Conn.) also improved their times from a year ago.
  • Senior captain Jacklyn Sullivan (Plymouth, Mass.0 appeared in her first race of the season on Saturday, posting a time of 12:04.2.
  • Julia Ayres (Collegeville, Pa.), Sarah Freeman (Merrimac, Mass.), and Ellie Goyette (Lowell, Mass.) all improved their times from a year ago. Most notably, Freeman improved by just under a minute as she posted a time of 11:55.9 during her rookie season.  

UP NEXT
The Bulldogs are set to return to Central Connecticut for the NEC Championship meet on Saturday, Nov. 2.