Cougars Finish Sixth At NEWMAC Championships

Cougars Finish Sixth At NEWMAC Championships

Dorchester, Mass. - Led by Alex Hull (Mount Laurel, N.J.) and his 30th place finish, the Clark University men's cross country team had their second best finish in the last five years, finishing sixth at the 2015 New England Women's And Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships on Sunday afternoon at historic Franklin Park.

Hull completed the 8K course layout in 27:35, while Rhys Duquette (Holyoke, Mass.) was the next Scarlet and White finisher, coming in at 28:10.

Amazingly, MIT laid claim to its 18th consecutive team title as they had the top three finishers and took eight of the top ten spots enroute to an overall score of 17.

WPI took second with 49 points, while the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (82 points) finished in third, Babson College (127 points) took fourth and Springfield College (146 points) took fifth.

Clark seniors John Allard (Smithfield, R.I.) and Seamus O'Connor (Granby, Conn.) crossed the finish line in 47th and 51st place respectively, while junior Samuel Smith (Hopkinton, N.H.) wrapped up the scoring contingent with his time of 29:18, good for 61st place.

In addition, senior Timothy Conley (Walpole, Mass.) (70th – 29:43), sophomore Ryan VanDine (Bolton, Conn.) (76th – 30:49), junior Ethan Winslow (Pittsfield, Mass.) (81st – 31:35), freshman Isaac Stone (Natick, Mass.) (85th – 32:39), freshman Christopher Najimy (Pittsfield, Mass.) (89th – 33:17), junior Benjamin Meyer (Chicago, Ill.) (90th – 33:25) and freshman Jonathan Gober (New Market, Md.) (94th – 34:26) all competed for the Scarlet and White.

Clark will wrap up its season in two weeks at the NCAA Regional Championships at Harkness State Park in Waterford, Conn.