The Warriors went into Boston September 24th, looking to improve their team finish overall at the site of past world cross country championships. The Codfish Bowl, which is located near a zoo, features multiple uphill periods past animal cages and running through the forests overlooking the city.
Eastern ended up finishing 14th out of 26, placing better as a team than at UMass Dartmouth, with some impressive individual improvements from the same course last year.
Dave Klein (New Milford)
led the pack and was the only Warrior to break 29 minutes, running 28:56 and placing 110th overall. Freshman Austin Baldour (Newtown
) came next at 29:32 for a 131st place finished followed by junior Ryan Franklin (Glastonbury
) at 30:17 and 161st in the race. The next three runners came through the tape in a tight pack with freshmen Kyle Shaw (Lebanon
) and Lee Cattanach (New London
) and senior Bryan Jorge (Bristol
) . The trio finished at 30:35, 30:37, and 30:45, while the top 7 was rounded out by Ryan Hughes (Cheshire
) in 31:45, cutting off a enormous two minutes and 31 seconds from last season's Codfish bowl, finishing 206th overall.