Powers, Grant end seasons at NCAA Championships

TERRE HAUTE, Ind.  — For junior Kyle Powers and senior Josh Grant of the Lyndon men's cross country program, the odyssey that was the 2012 season came to an end Saturday with a pair of top-125 finishes at the NCAA Division III Championships.

In a field of more than 275 runners, Powers tied for 88th-place with Williams' Max Laberge, completing the eight-kilometer LaVern Gibson Cross Country Course in 25:37.6. Grant crossed the finish line in 125th place with a mark of 25:52.0.

"Kyle was somewhat disappointed," said Head Coach Chris Ummer. "He leaves this national championship with unfinished business. He and Josh had outstanding years. Both won races, raced well in all races and made the All-New England team. Josh is an Academic All-American and Kyle is the North Atlantic Conference Runner of the Year. They are gentlemen and top-notch leaders who represent Lyndon, the NAC and Vermont at the highest level!"

Tim Nelson from the University of Wisconsin-Stout was the individual champion, topping the field with a time of 24:26.8. North Central College was the team champion with 160 points, Calvin placed second with 177 points and Haverford came in third with 180 points.