Princeton graduate David Nightingale, representing the New York Athletic Club, won the men’s 8k cross country title at the 22nd Annual Mayor’s Cup in Boston’s Franklin Park.
Said Nightingale, who finished in 23:46, “There were about nine or ten of us in a pack for the first three miles. We picked it up a little bit from three to four. It wasn’t until the last 400 meters that I was able to get a lead.”
The BAA wrote:
The well-timed kick of Nightingale put him two seconds ahead of Jeff Schirmer Steve Hallinan and Harbert Okuti, who all finished in 23:48. It also earned him $900. Nightingale’s isn’t the only trophy the NYAC will be bringing back to the Big Apple, as he and Gian-Paul Caccia (eighth), Matthew Forys (tenth), Phillips (11th), and Daniel Lewis (13th) combined to win the Team Competition with 43 points. Host Boston Athletic Association was second with a score of 98, and New Balance Boston placed third with 108.
Nightingale wasn’t the only Ivy League graduate to finish in the top 10. Dan Chenoweth, formerly of Harvard, was fifth while two Dartmouth grads — Chris Zablocki and Tom Robbins, were eighth and ninth. On the women’s side, Princetonian Emily Kroshus was eighth and Dartmouthian Erin Dromgoole 10th.