Lyndonville, VT - The Northern Vermont University-Lyndon men's and women's cross country teams have released their 2018 schedule. The Hornets will run in seven meets this fall, including the North Atlantic Conference and NCAA New England Regional Championships. Hornet head coach Chris Ummer returns for his 26th season as the women's head coach and his 24th season leading the men.
Lyndon opens its season on September 1st with a tri-meet at Colby-Sawyer College. The Hornets will compete against the host Chargers and Plymouth State University.
On September 8th the Hornets will travel to Belfast, ME to compete in the Mariner Invitational, hosted by Maine Maritime Academy. The races will be held at Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast.
The following week, on September 15th, Lyndon will return to Maine to compete in the Bowdoin Invitational at Bowdoin College.
Lyndon has an off week from NCAA competition on September 22nd. However the program will host its annual Alumni Run at 10:00 am that morning.
The Hornets will play host to the Vermont State Collegiate Meet on Saturday, September 29th. This will mark the first time that Lyndon has hosted the state meet since 2012.
After an off week, the Hornets will return to the trails for their final regular season event on October 13th, when they travel to the Western New England Invitational at Western New England University.
Maine Maritime will host the NAC Championships on October 28th. The races will again be held at Troy Howard Middle School. The Hornets will look to improve on their 2017 finishes, which saw the women finish fifth and the men finish seventh out of the ten competing schools. Colby-Sawyer captured both championships a year ago, but has since left the NAC for the Great Northeast Athletic Conference.
The season will culminate with the NCAA Division III New England Championships on November 10th. Bowdoin College will host the meet, in which the top finishing teams and individuals qualify for the Division III National Championships. A year ago the Lyndon men finished 48th of 55 competing schools, while the women finished 52nd of 56.