Lyndon Claims the 2014 NAC Men's Cross Country Championship

Lyndon State College (pictured right) claimed the 2014 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Men's Cross Country Championship for the sixth time in seven years at Castleton State College on Sunday afternoon.

Lyndon earned first place after scoring 38 points with four runners in the top ten, including the individual winner of the race senior Tyler Scheibenpflug, who crossed the finish line at 25:27. The 8k championship race included 104 total runners, representing 10 schools.

Colby-Sawyer sophomore Brandon Legendre finished 37 ticks behind Scheibenpflug with a time of 26:04, while Charger teammate senior Hayden Bunnell, finished third with a time of 26:17. 

Lyndon senior Kenedi Hall finished fourth with a time of 26:29, while Colby-Sawyer junior Ben Bunnell finished with a time of 26:44 for fifth place, and Lyndon junior Timothy LaRoche took sixth with a 26:57 finish.

Rounding out the top-10 NAC Championship Runners were UMF sophomore Austin Gatcomb (27:11), Johnson State junior Brendan Walsh (27:15), Lyndon junior Joshua Hopmans (27:16), and Castleton junior Ben Girard (27:24). 

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Colby-Sawyer (pictured left) was the runner-up with 49 points, New England College recorded 90 points to come in third, Castleton was a close fourth with 102 points, while UMaine-Farmington rounded out the top five with 139 points. Maine Maritime took sixth (142), while Johnson State placed seventh (176), Thomas took eighth (201), and Husson placed ninth (221). Green Mountain competed in the race, but did not place as a team.