HADLEY, MA -- Williams College sophomore distance runner Aidan Ryan (New York, N.Y.) finished the 5,000-meter run in a time of 14:46.22 to win the event and led the Ephs to a sixth-place finish at the California Collegiate Invitational on Saturday at UC San Diego.
Ryan's time currently ranks first in the NESCAC.
Williams College head men's track and field head coach Ethan Barron noted, "Aidan has taken his running to another level this year. Not through any single herculean effort, but through daily consistency. As his coaches and teammates, we get to see his passion and determination in each workout and training run. His competition only gets to see it on Saturdays. In reality, he does all his work Sunday thru Friday, which makes Saturdays a simple after-effect."