Cross Country finishes sixth at Tufts Invitational
Senior Dan Johnson (Detroit Lakes, Minn./Detroit Lakes) ran the second fastest time at the Tufts Farm Course in Bates history. Johnson finished fourth overall in a time of 25:54.
Steve Monsulick (Kents Hill, Maine/Maranacook) finished second for Bates in a time of 26:51, while Harrison Little (Hanover, N.H./Hanover) ran his best race in a time of 27:39. Sophomore Alex Whalen (South Salem, N.Y./John Jay) competed in his first collegiate race in a time of 27:44.
Bates finished in sixth place with 135 points. Tufts won the invitational with 45 points, Wesleyan rounded out the second spot with 64 points, and M.I.T. finished in third with 75 points.
For the Bates women, freshman Hannah Giasson (Auburn, Maine/Edward Little) and sophomore Aviva Goldstein (Manchester, N.H./Manchester Central) finished 12th and 13th respectively to lead Bates.
Giasson finished in a time of 23:23, while Goldstein ran in a time of 23:14. Rachel Judson (Denver, Colo./George Washington) ran her first race of the season in a time of 24:42.
Amherst won the competition with 52 points followed by Tufts with 62 points. Wellesley finished third with 98 points, Connecticut was fourth with 99 points, Wesleyan finished fifth with 124 points, and Bates finished in sixth with 148 points.
Bates will continue their season on October 8 at the Open New England’s at Franklin Park, Mass.