SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Junior Alex Beaulieu (Merrimack, N.H.) finished eighth overall to lead the University of New Hampshire men's cross country team as it began the season at the 87-runner Bryant Invitational on Friday afternoon.
Beaulieu finished the five-kilometer run in a time of 16 minutes, 37.73 seconds.
Freshman John Corona (Middletown, Conn.) and sophomores Nick Mancuso (New Paltz, N.Y.) and Sidney Griffin (Barrington, R.I.) finished 18th, 19th and 20th, respectively in times of 17:15.63, 17:16.18 and 17:17.90.
Sophomore Mike Ryan (Dallas, Pa.), junior Bill Godfrey (Merrimack, N.H.) and sophomore Louis Saviano (Hampstead, N.H.) placed 24th, 25th and 26th, respectively, in times of 17:21.23, 17:22.35 and 17:24.44.
The Wildcats return to action Saturday, Sept. 11 (2:30 p.m.) at the Boston College Invitational.