Men's Cross Country

Cross Country Finishes Ninth at IC4A/ECAC Championships

Cross Country Finishes Ninth at IC4A/ECAC Championships

The Central Connecticut men's cross country team came in ninth place against 16 other teams at the 111th ICA4/34th ECAC Championships on Saturday afternoon. Senior Roberto Piotto led the Blue Devils through the 8K course in Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, NY coming in 20th place with a time of 25:53. Seven runners represented CCSU in the final meet of the 2019 season.

Meet: IC4A/ECAC Championships - Men's 8K
Team Score: 9th of 16 teams
Location: Van Cortlandt Park - Bronx, NY


  • Senior Roberto Piotto finished in the top 20 with a time of 25:53 in a field of 143 runners.
  • Classmate Richard Grudzwick was next in for CCSU in 50th place with a time of 26:28.
  • Rookie Eddie Nicholas clocked in with a time of 26:44 in 60th place.


  • Two Blue Devils finished in the top 50 and five runners finished in the top 100.
  • The men's cross country team was named the Northeast Conference runner-up. Piotto was the NEC Indiviudal Champion and freshman Elias Field was crowned the NEC Rookie of the Year.