Lyndon men win JSC Invitational, women place 5th

JOHNSON, Vt. – The Lyndon Hornet men's team notched its second win of the season at the Johnson State College Invitational. The Hornets placed five men in the top eight places for a team score of 24 points, 23 points better than second place Colby-Sawyer College (47 points).

The Hornets were led by Josh Grant (Nashua, N.H.) who placed second overall in a time of 27:27 over a hilly 4.6-mile course.

"The men's team ran as well as expected, without two of their top seven runners (kenedi Hall and Ben Lewis)," Said Head Coach Chris Ummer. "They're certainly a strong team without those two, but lack the depth. We'll definitely need them both over the coming months as the competition gets stiffer."

The Hornets are next in action on Saturday September 29th when they host the Vermont State Intercollegiate Championships. Start time 11am.

Team Scores

1. Lyndon – 24
2. Colby-Sawyer – 47
3. Castleton – 94
4. UMaine- Farmington – 100
5. Johnson – 109
6. Husson University – 155
7. Vermont Technical College – 161

In the women's race, the Hornet women's team ran to a fifth-place team finish at the Johnson State College Invitational with a total of 135 points.

The Hornets were led by Cassie Tricou (New Haven, Vt.) who placed eightth overall in a time of 22:52. Tricou was followed by Ainsley Nettell (Jaffrey, N.H.), who placed 29th overall.

 "The women keep progressing, slowly but surely," said Ummer. "Cassie ran a very strong and smart race today. With her work ethic she'll only get better as the season goes."