Men’s cross country finishes 14th

Men’s cross country finishes 14th
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Lyndon men's cross country team ran to a 14th place finish (25th total schools) at the Western New England University Invitational on Saturday.

The team was paced by senior Ayan Cole (Lyndonville, Vt.) in a time of 28:18 for 27th place (193 total runners) over the eight-kilometer course.  Cole was followed by sophomore Ben Cornell (Burrilville, R.I.) in 74th place overall in a time of 29:46.  Cornell was followed by fellow sophomore Matt Francis (Freeport, Maine) in a personal best time of 31:18.  Rounding out the top five Hornet finishers was freshman Brian Corrigan (Andover, Mass.) in 32:45, also a personal best, and fellow freshman DaVonte Martinez (Monument Valley, Utah) in 33:31.

"This race was the deepest and most competitive one the men have been a part of this season," said Lyndon head coach Chris Ummer.  "It's really ideal preparation, as far as competitiveness, for the upcoming NAC Championships.  Their improvements from week-to-week have not been exactly what I'd hoped, but I'm confident they will continue to improve."

The Hornet's next race is on Saturday, October 29th at the NAC Championships held at Johnson State College.