Hornet harriers place in top-15 NCAA Regionals

Hornet harriers place in top-15 NCAA Regionals

GORHAM, Maine – The Lyndon men's cross country team notched their second top-15  NCAA Regional finish in as many years with senior Kyle Powers (Waterford, Vt.) advancing to the national championships.  

Powers led the Hornets with a ninth-place overall individual finish in a personal record time of 24:56 over the eight-kilometer course.  Powers was followed by juniors Tyler Scheibenpflug (Wolcott, Conn.) in 23rd place in a time of 25:18 and Kenedi Hall (Hartland, Vt.) in 95th place in a time of 26:37. Both were personal records as well.

"Kyle and Tyler had outstanding races today," said Head Coach Chris Ummer. "They're peaking at the right time of the year and picked the ideal time to run personal best times. They both ran very intelligent races today as well. Kyle will represent Lyndon and the NAC well at the National Championship and go there with a year of national championship experience under his belt."

Freshman Aaron Bellomo (Hudson, N.H.) finished in 27:08 while sophomore Josh Hopmans (Hinsdale, Mass.) anchored the team scoring in 28:03.

Both Powers and Scheibenpflug were named to the All-New England Team for their efforts. Powers advanced to the NCAA National Championships for a second-straight year in a row based on his individual performance.

The entire national team field as well as additional national qualifiers will be announced on Monday Nov. 18. The National Championships will be held on Nov. 23 in Hanover, Indiana.