Women's and Men's Cross Country NEWMAC Championship Preview

Women's and Men's Cross Country NEWMAC Championship Preview

Worcester, Mass.—The Clark University Men's and Women's Cross Country teams are headed to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships on Sunday, October 29th. The women will be racing at 11:00 a.m. while the men are set for a 12:00 p.m. start at Franklin Park in Dorchester, Mass.

This season the Cougar's top runner on the women's side is senior Kristen Glennie (Standish, Maine). Glennie placed at the top for Clark in four out of their five races this season. She posted her best time at the UMass.-Dartmouth Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 16th with a 19:35 finish in the 5K (40/299). She finished third overall (3/57) at the Worcester City Meet and finished in 20:58. At the end of September the team traveled to Keene State where she placed 12th out of 50 runners in 20:01. She also placed in the top 10 percent at the James Earley Invitational in Westfield, Mass on October, 7th. To finish out the regular season Glennie ran the Gettysburg 6K in 24:59.5 to finish 62nd out of 172 runners.

Other top runners for the Clark women's cross country team include sophomore Nicolina Braccio (Nashua, N.H.) who finished fifth overall at the Worcester City Meet (21:12) and in the top 15 percent of the 257 runners at the James Earley Invitational.

Junior Liza French (Middleborough, Mass.) finished just behind Glennie at the Keene State Invitational finishing in 20:12 for the 16th place. French was Clark's third runner to cross at the James Earley Invitational and earned herself a place in the top 20 percent of runners with a time of 20:07.46. She was Clark's top runner at the Gettysburg 6K with a time of 24:35.2. Junior Maddy Doyle (South Berwick, Maine) posted her top time at the Keene State Invitational finishing right along French in 20:12.

For the Clark men's cross country team, senior Alex Hull (Mount Laurel, N.J.) led Clark in three out of five races. Hull posted his best time at the James Earley Invitational finishing the 8K in 28:37.68 to finish in the top 25 percent of the 266 runners. He also crossed first for the Cougars at Keene State (28:52) and in Gettysburg, Penn. (28:49.3). His classmate, Ryan Van Dine (Bolton, Conn.) finished at the top for Clark at UMass. Dartmouth (30:48) and the Worcester City Meet (32:27). Van Dine trailed Hull at Keene State with a 55th/93 finish in 29:27 and at Gettysburg with a time of 29:26.4.

Other top runners for the men's side are Bobby Sharma (Kobe, Hyogo) and Cameron Mitchell (Medford, Mass.).