Colby-Sawyer Men Claim 2016 NAC Cross Country Championship

The Colby-Sawyer Chargers claimed the 2016 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Men's Cross Country Championship on Saturday, October 29. Grandon Smith of Castleton was the men's individual champion as he completed the course in 26:22.4.

The Chargers earned first place after scoring 25 points with five runners in the top eight. The 8k championship race included 101 total runners, representing 11 schools.

The men's runner-up was UMaine-Farmington, as the Beavers turned in an 87, while Castleton was third (88), Thomas was fourth (128), followed by Maine Maritime (141), Husson (150), Lyndon (161) UMaine-Presque Isle (178), New England College (193), Johnson State (312) and Green Mountain (333).

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Smith completed the course seven seconds ahead of his nearest competitor, as Peter Bakker of Colby-Sawyer finished second in a time of 26:29.3. Charger teammate Scott Shaw was third in 26:58.2, while UMaine-Farmington's Robbie Hollis placed fourth with a time of 26:59.8. Brandon Legendre of Colby-Sawyer finished fifth with a time of 27:12.6, followed by Ayan Cole of Lyndon in sixth in 27:23.4. Kody Frye and Ben Jones of Colby-Sawyer finished seventh and eighth respectively in times of 27:24.8 and 27:27.3.