Hornet men capture second-consecutive NAC title, women place third

Leading the way, as he has all season, was freshman standout Josh Grant (Nashua, NH). Grant covered the windy 8K course in a course record time of 27:22 for first place overall. Grant was followed by sophomore Wildens Fils (Stamford, CT) for third place overall in a time of 28:13. Senior Jeremiah Powell (Lunenburg, VT) was fifth overall in a time of 28:17. Sophomore Michael Farmer (Colchester, VT) was seventh overall in 28:51, while fellow sophomore Craig Johnson completed the Hornet's top five in eleventh place overall with a time of 29:24.

Grant was named NAC Runner and Rookie of the Year as well as being named to the All-NAC First Team along with teammates Fils, Powell, and Farmer. Johnson was named to the All-NAC second team.

The Lady Hornets came up 10 points short of second to place third as a team. Once again the Hornets were led by freshman Cassie Tricou (New Haven, VT) who covered the 5K course in a personal record of 21:59. Tricou's time was good enough for 8th place overall.

For the second consecutive race freshman Gabrielle Mathewson (Lyndonville, VT) ran to yet another 5K course PR as she recorded a 22:41. Mathewson ran as the Lady Hornets number two runner for the day. Tricou was named to the All-NAC first team while Mathewson was named to the second team.

The Lady Hornets were honored as a team with the NAC Team Sportsmanship Award. The Hornets are next in action Saturday November 7th when they compete at the ECAC Championships at Williams College.

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