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Men’s Cross Country Cruises to First at Tri-State Invitational; McAlister Places 37th in Louisville Classic

Men’s Cross Country Cruises to First at Tri-State Invitational; McAlister Places 37th in Louisville Classic

Hartford, Conn. — The Trinity College men's cross-country team saw four athletes finish inside the top five at the Tri-State Invitational hosted at CCRI, cruising to a first place finish Saturday afternoon. 

The meet, which hosted nine teams, saw the Bantams run an average of 55 seconds faster than the next best team with an average time of 26:58; Eastern Connecticut, Brown University Running Club, and Nichols rounded out the top four teams.

Sophomores Tim Lautenbach (Weston, Conn.) and Henry Potter (Lake Oswego, Oregon) finished first and second, respectively, with times of 26:21.8 and 26:36.8. Junior Stephen Tyler (Weston, Conn.) finished in third with a time of 26:42.1, and senior Timothy Bogomolov (Lynn, Mass.) placed fifth, crossing the line with a final time of 26:57.4.

Additionally, senior Ace McAlister (Great Barrington, Mass.) postest Trinity's fastest time in 17 years en route to a 37th-place finish at the Louisville Classic. The Bantam crossed the line at 24:26.70, registering the fastest time among non-Division I participants.

McAlister went up against a field of 373 runners, and was the lone Division III representative from the New England Region to compete in the race. His final time of 24:26.70 broke the school record by nearly fifteen seconds, with the previous time standing at 24:40.