Western New England Posts 22nd Place Finish at UMass Dartmouth Invitational

Western New England Posts 22nd Place Finish at UMass Dartmouth Invitational

Junior Chris Goymer paces Golden Bears with 95th place finish in 27:43.10

DARTMOUTH, Mass. (September 17, 2016) – The Western New England University men's cross country team ran to a 22nd place finish earlier today at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational.

The Golden Bears finished with a team score of 650, good for 22nd among 33 teams competing. American International College took the team title with a score of 52, while Connecticut College (60) and Stonehill (99) finished second and third, respectively. American International junior Mitchell Byrne was the top individual finisher, completing the eight-kilometer course in 24:50.51.

Top Performers
• Junior Chris Goymer (Pinecrest, Fla.) led the way for the Golden Bears, finishing 95th in the 242-runner field with a time of 27:43.10.
• Junior Adrian Barber (Castleton, N.Y.) crossed the finish line 123rd overall and clocked in at 28:16.21.
• Senior Eric Murphy (Holliston, Mass.) earned a time of 28:43.26, good for 137th overall.  

Also Scoring for Western New England
• Sophomore Nico Gallo (Ludlow, Mass.) – 164th overall in 29:27.63.
• Junior Jonathan Ricciardi (Pattersonville, N.Y.) – 172nd overall in 29:37.55.

Up Next
Western New England will be back in action next weekend at the Elms College Blazer Invitational, hosted by Elms College at Chicopee Memorial State Park.