RUNNER OF THE WEEK
Hayden Bunnell, Colby-Sawyer
(So., - St. Johnsbury, Vt.)
Sophomore Hayden Bunnell won his third race of the season in a time of 25:40, besting 203 other runners at the Western New England Invitational. Bunnell broke his own school record by over a minute that was in the previous week at Westfield.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Chris Bergen, Green Mountain College
(Sr., - Lincoln, Va.)
Bergen ran a personal best 27:41 over the 8K course at the GMC Invitational on Saturday to help the Eagles men's team finish fourth overall.
AROUND THE NAC
Castleton competed in the Green Mountain Invitational on Saturday, finishing fifth out of six competitors. The Spartan men were led by senior Nohea King, who placed ninth with a time of 28:02. Dan Regino placed 17th with a time of 29:52. Castleton's top five was rounded out by Dan Rivers.
Colby-Sawyer was led by a record breaking performance from sophomore Hayden Bunnell, won his third race of the season in a time of 25:40, besting 203 other runners at Saturday's Western New England Invitational. The team placed sixth out of 21 teams.
UMF finished eighth out of 11 teams at the Maine Collegiate Championships hosted by the University of Southern Maine. The Beavers were led by Jackson Fortin who was 61st overall in the 5 mile event with a time of 28:12. Freshman Josh Wynne was further back in the field, placing 74th in a time of 28:49. UMF is idle this week, preparing for next week's NAC Championship.
Green Mountain produced its best showing of the year on Saturday at the GMC Invitational, placing fourth out of seven teams. The men will take a week off as they prepare to take part in the NAC Championships in Maine on October 27th.
Husson ran at the Maine State Championship meet, finishing in 10th. Michaud and Smith both hit sub-30:00 8Ks, leading the Eagles, and three other runners for the Eagles ran personal bests at the USM course.
Johnson State finished in 7th place at the GMC Invitational on Saturday hosted by Green Mountain College. MCLA finished with a team score of 61 to win while the Badgers recorded a 144. Rookie Brendan Walsh was again the fastest JSC runner coming in 7th of 54 in a time of 27:44.
Lyndon took third place at St. Michael's College Invitational Friday, finishing behind 17th-ranked Middlebury and Division I competitor University of Vermont. The Hornets return to the trails on Saturday, Oct. 27 when they takes part in the North Atlantic Conference Championships.
Maine Maritime finished seventh at the Maine Collegiate Cross Country Championships Saturday.
New England College finished 14th at the WNE Invitational on Saturday. The Pilgrims were led by first-year runner Logan Hatch who finished the 8K race in a collegiate-best time of 27:51 good enough for 21st place.
Thomas placed ninth at the Maine State Championships hosted by University of Southern Maine. William Janakis (South Berwick, Maine) paced the Terriers with a 78th place finish at 29:05. Thomas will be back in action next Saturday at Maine Maritime Academy.