Men's Cross Country

Piotto Named NEC Athlete of the Week

Piotto Named NEC Athlete of the Week

Junior Roberto Piotto was named Northeast Conference Athlete of the Week, it was announced by league office Wednesday afternoon.

Piotto broke through for his best run of the season with a top-five result at the NEICAAA Cross Country Championship on Saturday. The Glastonbury, CT product paced the Conference with a fifth place finish in a field of 171 with a 25:05.3 mark. The time is the second fastest in the NEC this season, and the fastest collegiate run of his career.

Piotto joined two-time winner Alex Norstrom as CCSU weekly honorees this season. The duo have combined for top-two finishes among NEC competitors for the last three races.

The Blue Devils host their annual CCSU Mini Meet on Friday, Oct.19, at Stanley Quarter Park, before attempting to claim their 10th NEC title in a row on Oct. 27.