The Central Connecticut men's cross country team placed eighth overall out of 37 total teams at the NCAA East Regionals on Friday. Senior Craig Hunt paced CCSU with a 25th place finish with a time of 30:46.7. The regional was held at Van Cortland Park in Bronx, NY and covered 10k.
The Blue Devils placed eighth overall as a team with a score of 270. Syracuse won the regional followed by Columbia, Iona, Providence, Dartmouth, Harvard, Yale and then the Blue Devils. Cornell and Binghamton rounded out the top-10.
Central's previous best finish at the regionals had been a 16th place finish.
Hunt's 25th place finish came with a time of 30:46.7, just 35 seconds behind the first place finisher. He was followed by teammates Brian Biekert, a junior, who was 36th with a time of 31:07.7 and senior Colby Delbene who was 59th with a time of 31:34.0.
Senior John Krell finished 75th (31:54.1) and sophomore Tyler Raymond was right behind in 79th place with a time of 31:55.7. Sophomore Andy Pullaro finished in 132nd place at 32:42.0 and junior Patrick Hubbell was 146th at 32:58.4. There were 255 total runners in the race.