JOHNSON, Vt. - The Hornet men's cross country team, led by senior Ayan Cole (Lyndonville, Vt.) in 27:23 for sixth place overall, finished a disappointing seventh place at the NAC Championship. Sophomore Ben Cornell (Burrilville, R.I.) followed Cole for 30th place with a time of 29:57 while fellow sophomore Matt Francis (Freeport, Maine) ran to a PR of 30:47 in 39th place. Senior Michael Sigsbury (Pownal, VT) also put in a strong performance in his first 8K with a time of 31:07. Freshman Brian Corrigan (Andover, MA) and DaVonte Martinez (Monument Valley, UT) rounded out the Hornet places in 56th and 71st, respectively. There were 101 competitors. Colby-Sawyer College won the race with a convincing score of 25 for their first NAC Title.
"Obviously not the way we wanted to defend our title," said Coach Ummer. "We certainly had some strong performances today, but clearly not what we were hoping for. We felt we could realistically place in the top four as a team but to end up seventh gives us much to improve on for the NCAA Regionals in two weeks."