WXC: Cougars Race to 11th at Western New England Invitational

Photo: Frank Poulin
Photo: Frank Poulin

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Clark University cross country teams competed at the Western New England Invitational on Saturday morning, with the women's team recording an 11th place finish out of the 17 teams on the course while the men logged a 14th place performance on the day.

On the women's side, Meghan Davinroy (Louisville, Colo.) continued her strong season as the junior paced the Cougars with a 40th place finish out of 198 runners competing. Davinroy reached the end of the 6k course with a time of 24:49, pacing out at 6:40 in the longest race of the season to date.

Senior Nicolina Braccio (Nashua, N.H.) crossed the finish not too long after her fellow captain, with her mark of 25:32 (6:51) giving her 62nd place.

First-year Alexis Stone (Holden, Mass.) built upon her already solid season as she tripped the timer at 26:21 for an 84th place effort. Sophomore duo Katherine Gross (Petaluma, Calif.) and Kathryn Rivard-Lentz (East Hampton, Conn.) kept pace with one another throughout the day, finishing in 123rd and 124th respectively with times of 27:48 and 27:55.

On the men's side, sophomore Ryan Ewanyk (East Northport, N.Y.) kept up with a recent trend as he led the way for the Cougars for the fourth consecutive event. Ewanyk finished with a time of 28:41 (5:57 pace) on the 8K layout to slot him in at 59th out of 182 runners.

Junior Isaiah Chamberlain (Castleton, Vt.) and sophomore Cameron Keenan (South Glastonbury, Conn.) both found themselves inside the top-100 with respective times of 29:34 and 30:02 providing them enough for 78th and 89th for the event. Junior captains Bobby Sharma (Kobe, Hyogo) and Ben Ryan (Amherst, Mass.) raced closely throughout the afternoon, finishing with times of 30:42 and 31:83.

Up Next

The teams will have a two-week hiatus to prepare for the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference cross country championship, which will be hosted by Babson College on November 3rd at Franklin Park in Boston, Mass.