HADLEY, MA – Williams College sophomore Aidan Ryan (New York, N.Y.) has been named the NESCAC Men's Cross Country Performer of the Week.
Ryan took top honors in the Little Three Meet hosted by Amherst College. Along with teammate and classmate Lucas Estrada, Ryan established a fast pace and just before the mile mark Ryan had opened up a gap on the field.
A small contingent of Amherst runners would go past Ryan, but only for a brief time.
Ryan fashioned a furious final kick to win the 6K race in 19:28.0.
"Aidan's race was magnificent for this point in the season, getting out and running confidently in the lead, then holding off two Amherst stars at the finish," noted Eph head coach Pete Farwell. "He put together a fine summer even with a couple of small layoffs and that followed missing the whole indoor track season and most of the outdoor season with an injury. He is poised for an exciting cross country season."