RUNNER OF THE WEEK
Kyle Powers, Lyndon
(Jr., - Waterford, Vt.)
Powers took 41st place, in a field of 261 runners, at the New England Open Championships held at Westfield State University on Sunday. He led the Hornets to a 27th-place finish, among 37 teams which included 30 NCAA Division I & II teams. Powers covered the eight-kilometer course in a personal best time of 25:17, the second fastest Hornet 8K time in the history of the program.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Brendan Walsh, Johnson State College
(Fr., - Killingworth, Conn.)
Brendan Walsh ran to a fifth place finish out of 82 at the Runnin' Monks Invitational on Saturday in a time of 29:55, :31 seconds behind the winner and helping Johnson to a tie for sixth place.
AROUND THE NAC
Castleton didn't race this weekend. They return to action on Saturday at the Green Mountain Invitational.
Colby-Sawyer's Hayden Bunnel placed 17th in a field of 430 runners in a new school record time of 26:41.04 for an 8k course. The Chargers placed 22nd out of 40 teams at the 17th Annual James Earley Invitational at Stanley Park on Saturday, Oct. 6. Bunnell broke his previous school record of 26:59.94 as he paced Colby-Sawyer on Saturday.
UMF ran to a fifth place finish out of 11 teams at Saturday's Saint Joseph's College Runnin' Monks Invitational in Standish. Junior Jackson Fortin paced the Beavers with a third place finish in a time of 29:33. Freshman Josh Wynne was seventh overall, recording a time of 30:11. UMaine-Farmington will run at the Maine Collegiate Championships this Saturday, hosted by the University of Southern Maine, as a final tune up before the NAC Championships on October 27.
Green Mountain did not participate in an event this past week, but is preparing to host a meet this weekend when the team runs in the GMC Invitational on Saturday.
Husson competed in the James Earley Invitational in Westfield, MA. The team finished 37th, and Jacob Michaud and Craig Smith were the team's top finishers. The Eagles will next compete at the Maine State Championship in Gorham.
Johnson State ran to a sixth place tie at the Runnin' Monks Invitational on Saturday hosted by St. Joseph's College (Maine) with a team score of 144. Rookie Brendan Walsh came in fifth overall to pace the Badgers in a time of 29:55. The event was won by Emerson who finished with a 71 and individually by Joe Disalvo of St. Joseph's (Maine) in a time of 29:24.
Lyndon took part in the New England Open Cross Country Meet Sunday and finished 27th in a field of 37 teams, including several NCAA Division I and II institutions. Kyle Powers led the way with a 41st-place finish in 25:13.35 over the eight-kilometer course. Josh Grant (76th - 25:41.54) was the second Hornet runner to cross the finish line and Tyler Scheibenpflug (106th - 26:01.37) was the third. Lyndon travels to Colchester, Vt. on Friday to take part in the annual UVM/St. Michael's College Tri-Meet.
Maine Maritime was idle this week. The Mariners will run at the State of Maine Championships on Saturday.
New England College finished the James Earley Invitational 32nd out of 40 teams. Leading the way for the Pilgrims was Logan Hatch who ran the 8K race in a time of 29:39 good enough for 163rd place.
Thomas placed 8th in the Runnin Monks Invitational hosted by Saint Joe's on Saturday. Will Janakis (South Berwick, Maine) paced the Terriers with a 12th place finish (31:26). Will compete in Maine State Championships Saturday at University of Southern Maine.