Western New England Places Fifth at CCC Championship

Western New England Places Fifth at CCC Championship

Junior Adrian Barber leads Golden Bears with 14th place finish

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (October 29, 2016) – The Western New England University men's cross country team registered a fifth-place finish earlier today at the 2016 Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Championship, held on the Western New England campus.

The Golden Bears posted a team score of 107 on their way to fifth place in the nine-team field. Wentworth claimed the team title with a score of 43, while Endicott (69) and Roger Williams (87) rounded out the top three. Gordon's Damon Kilgore was the top individual finisher, completing the eight-kilometer course in 25:46.

Top Performers
• Junior Adrian Barber (Castleton, N.Y.) led the way for Western New England with his 14th place finish in 28:04.
• Junior Chris Goymer (Pinecrest, Fla.) also secured a top-20 finish, placing 17th overall and clocking in with a time of 28:26.
• Senior Eric Murphy (Holliston, Mass.) was the third Golden Bear to cross the finish line, doing so in 28:51, good for 22nd overall.

Also Scoring for Western New England
• Junior Jonathan Ricciardi (Pattersonville, N.Y.) – 24th overall (29:01)
• Junior Tim Caves (Wenham, Mass.) – 30th overall (29:26)

Up Next
Western New England will be off next week before competing at the NCAA Division III New England Championship, hosted by Westfield State University on November 12.