Brunswick, Maine - North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Men's and Women's Cross Country teams raced in the NCAA New England Regional Cross Country Championships hosted by Bowdoin College on November 16th.
Williams College won both the men's and women's team events. Each race had 54 scoring teams and more than 380 runners.
UMaine-Farmington earned the best NAC women's team finish in 40th place. The Beavers were paced by 2019 NAC Champion Katie LeBlanc (Saco, Maine), the fastest NAC woman of the day, who completed the 6K in a time of 23:10.0 and in 82nd place.
Husson (42), UMaine-Presque Isle (49), and Maine Maritime (51) achieved team scores, while Northern Vermont-Lyndon, SUNY Canton, and Thomas also had individual women compete.
On the men's side, Maine Maritime achieved the best score amongst NAC teams with a team finish of 29th place. The Mariners were led by John Hassett (Castine, Maine), who clocked in at 26:13.6 as the 58th runner across the line in the 8K race.
Thomas (37), Husson (39), UMaine Farmington (46), SUNY Canton (47), and UMaine-Presque Isle (49) scored as teams, while Northern Vermont-Lyndon also had individual runners compete.
As a provisional member of the NCAA Division III, SUNY Delhi is unable to compete in NCAA post season events. The Broncos men's team excelled in the USCAA National Championship held in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on November 8th, achieving the program's second run of four straight national titles by winning their fourth consecutive USCAA Championship. Abshir Yerow (Syracuse, N.Y.) also reached a milestone with his first individual national crown with a time of 25:38.14, establishing Delhi's third straight year with a USCAA Individual Champion. Four Broncos earned First Team All-American status, while two more placed on the Second Team, as the men finished with 28 points. The women's team placed third, with one First Team All-American and two Second Team All-Americans.