Lyndon State College took home the men's team title with a team score of 22. The Hornets had six of the top eight runners in the meet. Taking home the medalist honors in the race was Maine Maritime's Matthew Methot (Portland, ME) with a time of 26:14.62. Methot earned the NAC Runner of the Year honors with the victory. Finishing second in the race was Lyndon's Joshua Grant (Nashua, NH) in a time of 26:46.35. Lyndon's Michael Farmer (Colchester, VT) placed third while teammate Kenedi Hall (Hartland, VT) placed fourth and won the NAC Rookie of the Year honor with his time of 27:25.96. Castleton's Isaac French (St. Albans, VT) rounded out the top five with a time of 27:53.40.
The University of Maine at Farmington won the women's title with a team score of 41. The Beaver women placed two runners in the top five and edged out Lyndon by 11 points. Earning the Runner of the Year and the Rookie of the Year honors was Husson's Angela Stauble (Amherst, NH), in a time of 19:03.89. Castleton runners Maggie Klein (Castleton, VT) and Amber Ruscoe (Newtown, CT) finished second and third while Farmington's Salena Sykes (Island Pond, VT) and Caitlin Miller (Pepperall, MA) rounded out the top five.
Final Team Scores:
|Women (Team Results)||Men (Team Results)|
|1. UMF (41)
2. Lyndon (52)
3. Castleton (69)
4. Husson (84)
5. Green Mountain (139)
6. Johnson State (163)
7. Maine Maritime (186)
|1. Lyndon (22)
2. Maine Maritime (67)
3. Castleton (70)
4. Farmington (70)
5. Johnson State (153)
6. Green Mountain (174)
7. Thomas (187)
October 26, 2010
Maine Maritime to host 2010 NAC Cross Country Championships
Maine Maritime Academy will host the North Atlantic Conference Cross Country Championships Sunday, October 31. The women will compete at 11:00 am followed by the men at noon.
The course is approximately ¼ golf course, ¼ road side and about half through a wooded area on wood chip trails and dirt paths. The men’s path will be marked in blue, women’s in white. There will be spotters /marshals on the course to assist participants with proper routes and to ensure the safety of all runners.
Competing in the 2010 championship will be teams from Castleton, Green Mountain, Husson (women only), Johnson State, Lyndon State, Farmington, Maine Maritime and Thomas.
At the 2009 championship, the Lyndon State College men and University of Maine Farmington women's cross country teams captured their respective team crowns. The Hornets grabbed 4 of the top 7 spots to edge Maine Maritime while the Beavers placed 6 runners in the top 12 to easily capture the title Saturday on the campus of Green Mountain College in Poultney, VT.
NAC all-conference honors are determined by the finish at the event. The top meet's finisher along with the next seven competitors will be honored as first-team all-conference. The next seven finishers will be recognized on the second-team. A Rookie of the Year (top rookie finisher), Team Sportsmanship and Coach of the Year will also be named.
Complete race results and team standings will be posted following the race at www.nacathletics.com.