Golden Bears Place Seventh at Season Opening Roger Williams Invitational

Golden Bears Place Seventh at Season Opening Roger Williams Invitational

Senior Ed Kaczenski leads Western New England with 38th place finish

BRISTOL, R.I. (September 2, 2017) – The Western New England University men's cross country team ran to a seventh place finish at the season-opening Roger Williams Invitational on Saturday morning at Colt State Park.

The Golden Bears totaled 188 points en route to their seventh place finish in the seven-team field. Bridgewater State took the team title with 24 points, while Norwich (31) and Roger Williams (95) rounded out the top three.

Top Performers
• Senior Edwin Kaczenski (Northfield, Mass.) was the first Golden Bear to cross the finish line, as he completed the five-kilometer course in 18:18, good for 38th overall in the 88-runner field.
• Senior Adrian Barber (Castleton, N.Y.) placed 62nd with a time of 19:33.
• Making his collegiate debut, freshman Jacob Eberli (Ludlow, Mass.) turned in a 71st place finish and clocked in at 20:30.

Also Scoring for Western New England
• Senior Tim Caves (Wenham, Mass.) earned a time of 20:51, finishing 75th overall, while freshman Joey Africano (Alexandria, Va.) placed 78th in 20:57.

Up Next
Western New England will be back in action next Saturday at the Smith College Invitational.