NEW LONDON, CT – Senior Tim LaRoche (South Hadley, MA) led the team in a time of 26:54 over the 8K course. LaRoche was followed by senior Josh Hopmans (Hinsdale, MA) in a time of 27:30. Junior Ayan Cole (Lyndonville, VT) covered the course in a personal best time of 27:40. The freshman duo of Ben Cornell (Burrilville, RI) and Freshman Sam Darbey (Tyringham, MA) also ran to personal bests in times of 28:14 and 28:32 respectively. In total, the men recorded 5 PRs on their way to a 20th team finish. This was the first race of the season in which Lyndon competed against both New England College (14th) and Colby-Sawyer (17th). The top three teams were MIT, Connecticut College, and Carleton of Michigan. The Hornet's next race is on October 31st at the NAC Championships in Bangor, Maine.
"Overall, I'm very pleased with the team as well as individual results,' said Coach Ummer. "The team is finally starting to get healthy and show signs of what they're capable of. While they raced well today they're not at their top form, that will come in two weeks. I was particularly please with the efforts of Ben and Sam today. They're starting to figure the 8K out and will only improve."