Williamstown, Mass. - September 26, 2015 -The Springfield College men's cross country team competed at the Purple Valley Classic on Saturday afternoon, placing 17th out of 25 teams.
Brishen Dearborn (Wethersfield, Conn.) ran the course in a time of 30:19.1 and Austin Ramos (Evans, Ga.) crossed the finish line at 31.06.0, placing 198th and 213th respectively. Rounding out the top six for Springfield was Ben Malin (Easton, Mass.) with a time of 31:35.9, and Dave Ryskowski (Bristol, Conn.) with a time of 34:21.9.
Amherst won the 8K varsity race with 42 points, beating Williams (45) and SUNY Geneseo (55) points. MIT (98 points) and Pamona-Pitzer (115 points) placed fourth and fifth, respectively.
The 5K open race was won by Saint Rose (41), followed closely by Williams (43). Rounding out the top five was Tufts (51), Coast Guard (118) and Springfield (125).
The Pride will compete again at the New England Championships on Saturday, October 10th.