Men's cross country places 8th at regionals
Hamilton College's Harry Sullivan '16 led the Continentals to eighth place out of 41 teams at the 2014 NCAA Division III Atlantic Regional Cross Country Championships, which were held at Genesee Valley Park in Rochester on Nov. 15.
Hamilton's finish was the program's best at this event since the Continentals also ended up eighth in 2007. Sullivan was 18th out of 285 runners with an 8-kilometer time of 25:42. Matt Giannino '15 of Rochester Institute of Technology was the individual winner in 25:08.7.
Sullivan will await the official announcement of the teams and individuals that have qualified for the 2014 NCAA Division III Championships, which will be released on Sunday, Nov. 16.
The next four Hamilton runners finished within 13 seconds of each other. Jack Moses '16 was 47th with a personal-record time of 26:13.3 and Henry Whipple '18 ended up 53rd in 26:19. Whipple destroyed his previous season-best 8K time by 35 seconds. Evan Abelson '16 was right behind Whipple in 55th place and a time of 26:20.8. Jack Pierce '17 rounded out the Continentals' top five in 60th place with a career-best time of 26:27.3.
Hamilton ended up with 233 team points. Nationally ranked No. 7 St. Lawrence University captured the regional title with 63 points and No. 9 SUNY Geneseo was the runner-up with 115. No. 29 SUNY Cortland was third with 128, No. 33 SUNY Oneonta finished fifth with 155 and No. 35 New York University was sixth with 162 points.