Castleton, VT - Northern Vermont University-Lyndon men's cross country runner Christopher Chichester (Orleans, VT) continued his strong rookie season with a second place finish at this evening's Vermont Stat Championship Meet. The Hornets finished fourth as a team as NCAA Division II St. Michael's College took the meet championship.
Chichester covered the 8K course in 27:51, 52 seconds behind meet winner Gannon McKearin of host Castleton University. Lyndon's Michael Bear (Colvhester, VT) narrowly missed a top ten finish, coming 11th in the field of 32 runners with a time of 30:54. Peter Gilding (St. Johnsbury, VT) crossed the finish line in 39:32. Matthew Sheridan (Groveport, OH) and Joseph Gonzalez-Lyons (Plattsburgh, NY) also scored for the Hornets, finishing in 43:52 and 52:35 respectively.
Hornet head coach Hayden Bunnell remarked "On the men's side I saw some improvement from Chris and Mike, and the rest of the team. We just need to gain more experience so that they get a better flow in racing."
The Hornets will travel to NVU-Johnson for a dual meet on Monday evening. The 4K race will begin at 5:30 pm.