New London, NH - The Lyndon State College men's track & field team finished in seventh place at Sunday's North Atlantic Conference Championship meet, hosted by Colby-Sawyer College. Husson University claimed the Conference title, finishing 16 points ahead of host Colby-Sawyer.
Benjamin Cornell (Burrillville, RI) logged Lyndon's best finish, placing 3rd in the 800 meter run with personal best and a school record of 2:03.65. He also ran the 1500 meters in a time of 4:41.75, finishing in 6th.
Hunter Torrey (Newbury, VT) ran a personal best in the 200 meter dash with a time of 24.83, finishing in 13th. He also competed in the 100, 400, and Long Jump with times and marks of 12.46, 57.64 seconds, and 5.16 meters while finishing in 13th, 9th, and 16th place respectively.
Joshua Guyer (Lyndonville, VT) also ran the 100 meter dash, finishing in 14th place with a time of 12.46.
Joshua Thibault (Glover, VT) competed in the 200 meters, Long Jump, Triple Jump, and Javelin with a time and marks of 25.98 seconds, 5.18, 10.49, and 33.60 meters, finishing in 19th, 15th, 12th, and 15th place.
Robert Denton III (Providence, RI) competed in the Shot Put, Discus, and Javelin with marks of 7.98, 23.55, and 34.41 meters, while finishing in 17th, 19th, and 14th place.
Matt Francis (Freeport, ME) ran the 3,000 Meter Steeplechase in a time of 12:15.93, finishing in 6th place.
Hornet head coach Hayden Bunnell reflected on the meet "It was not the day I was hoping for. I felt overall we were not prepared enough for a championship setting meet. I did see a good performance out of Ben Cornell in the 800, and Hunter Torrey setting a personal best in the 200, but other than that we do need to be ready to go at these type of meets. Hopefully we can learn from this and come back better next year."
The NAC meet was the final competition for Hornet seniors Thibault and Torrey. Cornell, Guyer, Denton, and Francis are expected to return to lead next year's team.