WILLIAMSTOWN, MA – Three members of Pete Farwell's Williams College men's cross country team that finished second at the NECSCAC Championship race hosted by Tufts University in Franklin Park, on October 27 earned All-NESCAC recognition.
Eph junior Ryan Cox (Bainbridge Island, Wash.) adapted well to the muddy and rainy conditions throughout the course by posting the fastest time of the day (25.27.8) over 8K. Cox was named The Most Outstanding Performer and he was also accorded First Team All-NESCAC recognition. "Ryan Cox is the most consistent high-level trainer of our team, and has been one of our two front-runners all season, and leading the team through most workouts.," noted Farwell. "He has improved steadily since his first year, but this season especially has moved to the forefront not only of our squad, but of all NESCAC. In this championship he displayed his mastery of a fast start, smart positioning, and a long strong finish with a sprint on the end. He earned this victory, becoming the seventh Williams NESCAC champion in the past 30 years."
Sophomore Aidan Ryan (New York, N.Y.) secured Second Team all-conference honors with his 12th place finish in 26:05.9. "Aidan Ryan puts himself in the lead pack every race and has the ability to 'float' along at a fast pace," stated Farwell. "When he is in the hunt during the final 400 meters he has a kick that matches the very best. He is a dynamic team leader at all practices and motivates his teammates to buy into training."
Eph first year Elias Lindgren (Merion Station, Pa.) came in 26th overall in the race (26:27.7), but with his first place finish among all of the first year runners competing, which resulted in Lindgren earning the conference's Rookie of the Year award. "Elias Lindgren showed his talent and kick early with his win in the Purple Valley 5k six weeks ago, and now runs the 8k distance in our key pack of 4th to 7th men," Farwell said. "He trains consistently, with both patience and intensity, and brings a great mentality to his racing, with a true ability to dig deep and get the best from within himself. We are truly excited to see what he now does in the NCAAs ahead, and through his future career at Williams.'