Springfield, Mass.–Sophomore Raffaelo Manzo (Slatersville, RI) placed 30th overall with a time of 28:50 to lead the Rhode Island College men's cross country team to an eighth place (14 teams) finish at the Western New England Invitational on Saturday afternoon.
• RIC finished in eighth place with 248.0 points, while Harvard won the invite with a team score of 20.0.
• There were 14 teams and 134 runners competing at the event.
HOW IT HAPPENED
• Freshman Matthew Russom (Port Kent, NY) finished 43rd overall (29:22).
• Senior Jeff Garson (Cumberland, RI) registered a 60th place performance (30.00).
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host the 2018 Little East Championship at Bryant University on Saturday, Oct. 27.