FREDERICTON, New Brunswick – Making their annual trek to Canada, the men's cross country team once again competed in the RSEQ AUS Interlock Meet taking on two nationally ranked Canadian teams and ten opposing teams overall. Finishing out the meet in 11th with 307 points, the men shaved off over two minutes from their team average time at the event last year going from 32:52 to 30:24 in the 8k with two returners scoring for the Eagles and three freshmen.
The duo of Zach Hartman and Joel Bond continued to lead the Eagles with Hartman just a few strides ahead crossing in at 29:10 and 29:14 for 50th and 52nd places. Hartman improved upon his time from last year by 39 seconds.
Knocking off over two minutes from last year's race, Patrick Welch paced himself to accomplish a 31:53 8k to round out the scoring for the Eagles. Another veteran seeing an improved time, Adam Hitchcock also cut down his time by over two minutes from the previous year to 34:14.
The Eagles will have three weeks to continuing preparing for the North Atlantic Conference Championship hosted at Maine Maritime Academy on Sunday, October 28th.