NAC Runners Compete in the NCAA Division III Cross Country New England Regionals
Over 800 athletes ran in the NCAA Division III New England Regional Women's and Men's Cross Country Races at Bowdoin College on Saturday.
Sophomore Kaitlyn Mooney of the Coast Guard Academy won the women's 6k race in 20:43.74. The top two teams, MIT and Middlebury, and 35 individuals per gender receive automatic qualifying spots for the NCAA Division III National Championship race.
Seven North Atlantic Conference (NAC) women's teams competed in the event. Northern Vermont-Lyndon freshman Zosia Prince, 2018 NAC Runner and Rookie of the Year, was the first NAC athlete to cross the finish line, completing the 6k race in 24:49.56 (167th place). Julia Labbe of UMaine-Farmington was the second NAC runner to finish, doing so in 25:17.9 (206th).
Amherst and Williams were the top teams on the men's side, and senior Sam Brunnette of Plymouth State University won the 8k race in 24:55.97. Thomas College junior Jarrod Ottman, the 2018 NAC Champion, was the top NAC finisher, completing the race in 26:50.1 (88th). Northern Vermont-Lyndon freshman Anthony Pifari, 2018 NAC Rookie of the Year, was the next NAC runner to finish, coming in 135th with a time of 27:32.75.
NAC Team Finishes: Women
UMaine-Farmington 45 (1283)
UMaine-Presque Isle 49 (1416)
Husson 50 (1465)
Northern Vermont-Lyndon 53 (1590)
Maine Maritime 54 (1672)
Thomas 57 (1866)
SUNY Canton NS
NAC Team Finishes: Men
Thomas 36 (1142)
Husson 40 (1193)
Maine Maritime 45 (1276)
Northern Vermont-Lyndon 46 (1303)
SUNY Canton 47 (1370)
UMaine-Farmington 48 (1396)
UMaine-Presque Isle 53 (1550)