MIT wins men’s Bates Cross Country Invite; Percy leads Bates
Andrew Percy ’08
CUMBERLAND, Maine — MIT came away as the winning team on the men’s side Saturday at the Bates College Cross Country Invitational, located at the Twin Brook Recreational Area.
After MIT (32 points), Southern Maine (65) came out narrowly ahead of third-place Bates (66) and fourth-place Keene State (69).
Bates junior Andrew Percy (Woodbridge, Conn.) was the Bobcats’ top finisher, coming in sixth overall at 27:33. Senior Steve Monsulick (Kents Hill, Maine) was ninth in 27:46, followed by first-year Dylan McGuffin (Northfield, N.H.) in 16th at 28:08, junior Harrison Little (Hanover, N.H.) in 18th at 28:23, first-year Conor Welch (Newburyport, Mass.) in 19th at 28:29.
“Steve Monsulick came up with a side stitch two or three miles into the race, so he had to fight his way through that,” said Bates coach Al Fereshetian. “It was a very solid start for Dylan McGuffin, and Harrison Little has never started out so fast. He kept passing people as the race went on.”
Junior Matt Dunlap (Farmington, Maine) finished in 21st at 28:30 and first-year Griffin Stabler (Keene, N.H.) was 29th in 29:05 to round out the top seven Bobcats.
Jake Ruzevick led the Engineer men to a decisive team victory with his individual win, covering the 5-mile men’s course in 26:57, ahead of Keene State’s Sheridan Welch (27:16). Southern Maine’s Curtis and Nick Wheeler were third and fourth, respectively, in 27:24 and 27:27. Kevin Brulois of MIT (27:27) rounded out the top five.
Bates next runs at the Tufts Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 23.