Dilts leads men's cross country at Open New Englands
BOSTON -- Sophomore Devin Dilts led the Bates College men's cross country team to 31st place out of 47 teams from all NCAA divisions Saturday at the Open New England Championships at Franklin Park.
Dilts (Roscoe, Ill.) covered the 5-mile course in 26:00, good for 79th place out of 316 competitors overall. First-year Troy Calandra (San Francisco, Calif.) followed with a 97th-place time of 26:13. Rounding out Bates' top seven were sophomore Thomas Esponette (Auburn, Maine) in 27:02, first-year Peter Corcoran (Stillwater, Minn.) in 27:19, first-year Sean Colligan (Goffstown, N.H.) in 27:22, senior Dillon Tung (South Pasadena, Calif.) in 27:44 and first-year Ben Chebot (Newton, Mass.) in 28:43.
Bates next competes at the State of Maine Championships, hosted by Southern Maine at Twin Brook Recreation Area in Cumberland.