NEW BRITAIN, Conn. – Senior Marc Ouellette (Hopkinton, N.H.) placed third overall to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s cross country team to Saturday afternoon’s victory at the 14-team Central Connecticut State University Mini Meet at StanleyQuarterPark.
The Wildcats finished with 45 points, while the next closest team, StonyBrookUniversity, finished with 68.
Ouellette completed the race in a time of 14 minutes, 53 seconds, just nine seconds off the pace of the race winner.
Senior Matt O’Connor (Rhinebeck, N.Y.) and junior Josh Kearns (Ridgefield, Conn.) backed Ouellette’s effort, placing sixth and seventh, respectively. O’Connor crossed the finish line at , while Kearns finished in a time of .
Freshman Alex Beauleau (Merrimack, N.H.) also placed inside the top 10 for the Wildcats, placing 10th in .
Freshman Nicholas Williams (Mechanic Falls, Maine) and sophomore Andrew Dionne (Westerly, R.I.) were top-20 finishers, placing 19th and 20th, respectively, while both running the course in 15:45.
Sophomore Timothy Mallard (Pelham, N.H.) placed 34th in the 148-runner field, finishing in a time of .
The Wildcats return to action Saturday, Nov. 1 when they compete at the America East Championship at OregonRidgePark.