The Codfish Bowl XC Classic took over the grounds of Franklin Park this past Saturday morning – and the weather was perfect, unlike past years where the meet fell on the last hot day in September. The low-key invitational was not a part of the USATF-NE Grand Prix, but offered athletes a first run at the famous course that the Club New England championships (and a few college conference meets) will take place on.
On the men’s side, a new face by the name of Thomas Toth, broke off early and ran a solo time trial up front to destroy the field in a time of 24’49. Nick Green (HFC Striders) and Kevin Greene (Flynn Running Project) would follow up with times of 25’39 and 25’56. The team battle would come down to a fight between the Greater Boston Track Club and Merrimack College. The GBTC team of Andy Chalmers, Andrew Dwyer, Sherif Ali (who ironically is a current undergrad at Merrimack out of XC eligibility), Dan Lewis, and Eric Hinrichsen would come out on top, totaling 22 points to Merrimack’s 33.
Check out some meet results, courtesy of USATF-NE: Women Men
Side note: The USATF-NE XC circuit will continue with the Wayland XC Classic on Columbus Day weekend, October 11th.