HANOVER, N.H. - The Dartmouth men's cross country team will once again feature a litany of new faces this weekend when it takes to the Franklin Park course in Boston for the 22nd annual Mayor's Cup Sunday afternoon.
Just seven days after the Big Green sent seven to Terre Haute, Ind., to compete in the Pre-National Invitational, Herbert Chase Head Coach Barry Harwick will use this weekend as a testing ground for his next group of runners.
With the Heps Championships next weekend at West Windsor Fields in Princeton, N.J., Harwick plans to use this race in Boston as an incentive to fill the two remaining spots for the Oct. 29 competition.
Freshmen Luke Decker (Mission Viejo, Calif.), Joe Carey (Hanover, N.H.), Henry Russell (Milton, Mass.), Silas Talbot (Anchorage, Alaska), Jack Terwilliger (Biddeford, Maine) and Wex Woodbury (Tucson, Ariz.) will all be running in their first Mayor's Cup this weekend. Those freshmen will be running alongside sophomores Will Geoghegan (Brunswick, Maine) and Matt Pierce (Ogdensburg, N.Y.), junior Mike Danaher (Clifton Park, N.Y.) and seniors Graham Keggi (Middlebury, Conn.) and Dylan Summers (Wolfeboro, N.H.).
For those who aren't picked to run in Heps next weekend, this will be the final race of the season.
The 8K race is set for a noon start and will be the sixth and final event of the day. The annual race is organized by the Boston Athletic Association.