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Hull is NESCAC men's cross country coach of the year


Hamilton College's Brett Hull (left, in picture) has been selected the 2015 NESCAC Men's Cross Country Coach of the Year based on his team's performance at the conference championship meet on Oct. 31.

2015 NESCAC Cross Country All-Conference Teams

Hull received the award for the first time after he guided the Continentals to fourth place out of 11 teams at the NESCAC championship, which was held at Long Lane Farm in Middletown, Connecticut. The place finish is the best for the men since they captured the conference title back in 1988 on their home course.

Hamilton received votes in the latest men's Division III Top 35 coaches poll but finished ahead of two nationally ranked teams at the NESCAC meet. The Continentals were ranked 31st in the national poll on Oct. 14 -- the first time in program history the men were nationally ranked according to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Hull, who is in his 25th year at Hamilton, led the Continentals to their first New York State Collegiate Track Conference (NYSCTC) men's team title in 40 years on Oct. 24. Hull was named the 2015 NYSCTC Men's Cross Country Coach of the Year based on that championship performance.

Hamilton claimed the men's team title in their own invitational on Oct. 10 against a 15-team field that included a pair of Division II schools. The Continentals have also finished fourth at SUNY Geneseo's Mike Woods Invitational, fifth at the University of Rochester Yellowjacket Invitational and seventh at the Saratoga Invitational this fall.

Hamilton is off until Saturday, Nov. 14, when the Continentals compete in the 2015 NCAA Division III Atlantic Regional Championships at Letchworth State Park in Mount Morris, N.Y.

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