Lyndon men 37th at ECAC Championships

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – The Lyndon men's cross country team ran to a 37th-place finish at the 2012 ECAC Championship Meet hosted by Williams College. The Hornets were paced by freshman Ben Lewis (Bryant Pond, Maine), who completed the eight-kilometer course in a time of 30:39 for 169th-place overall.

Lewis was followed closely by senior Ethan Fontneau (Georgia, Vt.) in 30:40 (170th) and sophomore Alex Williams (Johnson City, Tenn.) in 30:42 for 173rd place. Freshman Timothy LaRoche of South Hadley, Mass. (208th in 31:53) and sophomore Ryan Gannon of Woodstock, Vt. (276th in 36:09) completed the scoring for the Hornets.

"All team members put in the effort that we had hoped for," said Head Coach Chris Ummer. "While this was a championship meet, we truly use it as a stepping stone to the NCAA Regional Meet next weekend. It also allows for other team members to shine and experience a large championships event (the Lyndon top-five men did not race). This coming week the men's team will complete their final preparations for their season long goal of placing high at the NCAA Regionals."

The Hornets close out their season on November 10th when they compete in the NCAA Regional Meeting to be hosted by Westfield State University. The men's race begins at 11am with the women's race set to start at 12 noon.

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