Hornets harriers earn fifth NAC title

Hornets harriers earn fifth NAC title

WATERVILLE, Maine – The Lyndon men's cross country team notched its fifth North Atlantic Conference title in six years with a dominating performance Sunday. The Hornets scored 27 points compared Colby-Sawyer's second place 80 points. 

Senior Kyle Powers (Waterford, Vt.) led the way for the Hornets by winning the overall title in a time of 27:42 over a very hilly and challenging eight-kilometer course. Powers was followed by juniors Kenedi Hall (Hartland, Vt.) in fourth place in a time of 28:46 and Tyler Schebeinpflug (Wolcott, Conn.) in fifth place in a time of 28:58.

Freshman Aaron Bellomo (Hudson, N.H.) was sixth on the day in 28:58 and was named NAC Rookie of the Year for his efforts.  Freshman Ayan Cole (Wheelock, Vt.) anchored the team scoring for 11th place in 30:05.

"This was a team effort, and a team that's beginning to peak at the right time,' said Head Coach Chris Ummer. "While the teams focus is on the NCAA Regional Championships in two weeks they also wanted to take the NAC title in convincing fashion. I think their performance today did just that. Kyle notched his fourth win of the season, which was impressive, but his teammate's performance was equally as impressive."

The Hornet's next race is on Nov. 9th at the ECAC Championships held at Colt State Park, R.I.