Dartmouth, Mass. - September 15, 2018 - The Springfield College men's cross country team took 10th overall out of 41 teams at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational on Saturday afternoon. The Pride's top-10 finish marked the team's best finish at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational since the 2012 season when it took second overall.
Springfield College accumulated 287 points during the race, as the Pride also took fifth among Division III schools, and second among teams that compete in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC).
The Pride was led by graduate student Jack Pinho (Prospect, Conn.), who put together another impressive performance leading to a 10th-place finish on the 8k course. Moving up eight spots in the final 1.5 miles, Pinho crossed the finish line in 25:18, which was the fastest 8k time from a Springfield College men's cross country student-athlete in the last six years.
Following Pinho was Tyler Cronin (Melrose, Mass.), who had a career-best time of 26:34, as he was closely followed by Owen Ross (Closter, N.J.), who also had a career-best time of 26:49. Russell Allen (Auburn, Maine) had a personal-best time of 27:18, while Chris Tringali (Millville, Mass.) rounded out the Pride's top five with a career-best mark of 27:23.
Springfield College's average time was 26:40, which was the best under the direction of head coach Anna Steinman.
Up next, the Pride will head to Bethlehem, Pa. for the Paul Short Run at Lehigh University on Saturday, September 29.
Photo courtesy of Dina Pitsas