Men's Cross Country

Lyndon places third at SMC Invitational

Lyndon places third at SMC Invitational

COLCHESTER, Vt. – The Lyndon men's cross country team took third place at St. Michael's College Invitational behind 17th-ranked Middlebury and Division I competitor University of Vermont. Junior Kyle Powers (Waterford, Vt.) led the way for the Hornets with an eighth-place finish overall in a time of 25:24 over eight kilometers.

Powers was closely followed by senior Josh Grant (Nashua, N.H.) for ninth place in 25:39 (personal record) and sophomore Tyler Scheibenpflug (Wolcott, Conn.) in 11th place at 25:43 (PR). Senior Jimmy Bielli (Gloversville, N.Y.) and junior Joe Kill (Bethel, Vt.) completed the scoring with times of 27:28 and 27:56, respectively.

The Hornets improved their team time from last weekend by 50 seconds (2:12:10) and averaged 26:26 for their top-five.

"On a day in which the plan was not to run hard, I'm impressed," said Head Coach Chris Ummer. "We had planned to run the race as more of a tempo run or good workout, being that the teams were coming off of just four days rest after racing Sunday.  So to run this fast with a handful of personal records is a pleasant surprise. We'll have two good weeks of training to sharpen up for the North Atlantic Conference championships."