October 12, 2010

Three Lyndon student-athletes earn NAC weekly honors

LYNDON CENTER, Vt. — Three Lyndon student-athletes were honored by the North Atlantic Conference Monday for the respective performances in the week ending Sunday, Oct. 10.

Wildens Fils, a junior on the Hornet men's cross country team, was named NAC Runner of the Week while teammate Dylan MacNevin captured NAC Rookie of the week honors.

Fils, a resident of Stamford, Conn., was the top NAC finisher at Saturday's Runnin' Monks Invitational hosted by St. Joseph's College. He led Lyndon to a second-place team finish and placed sixth overall out of 59 competitors. Fils covered the eight-kilometer course in 28:46.

MacNevin, a freshman from Northwood, N.H., was the top NAC freshman finisher at the Runnin' Monks Invitational. He was the second Hornet to cross the finish line, earning seventh place out of 59 competitors. MacNevin covered the 8K course in a personal record time of 28:56.

Rounding out the list of Lyndon honorees is Kayla Flynn, a freshman on the hornet women's tennis team who hails from Johnston, R.I.

Despite dropping a hard-fought 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 1-0 (11-9) decision to Plymouth's Molly Heartfield in fourth singles on Wednesday, Oct. 6, Flynn rebounded from the loss with an 8-3 win in No.2 doubles.

Teaming with doubles partner Maria Parr, she is currently undefeated (6-0) on the season, and 7-1 overall, in doubles play. Flynn is also a respectable 5-3 in singles action.