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Cross Country Competes at ECAC Championship

Cross Country Competes at ECAC Championship

WESTFIELD, Mass.—The Anna Maria College men's and women's cross country teams competed at the ECAC Division III Championship on Saturday, November 8th at Stanley Park in Westfield, Mass.

The AMCAT women finished 29th out of 48 competing schools. The team averaged a pace of 27:03.51 in the five-kilometer race.

Sophomore Maureen Moore (Newbury, Mass.) was the first runner to cross the finish line for the AMCATS. She recorded a time of 26:05.07 and was the 158th runner to finish. Freshman Ashley Bricault (Cumberland, R.I.) finished second for Anna Maria with a time of 26:13.96, while sophomore Ashley Eccleston (Plymouth, Mass.) was third with a time of 26:26.31.

On the men's side, Patrick Clarke (Pomfret, Conn.) finished the eight-kilometer race with a time of 29:53.64 and an overall place of 220. Freshman Daniel Jodrey (Paxton, Mass.) was about two-and-a-half minutes behind with a time of 32.28.38.

Williams College won on both the men's and women's sides. The Ephs used four top-14 finishes to defeat runner-up, University of New England, by 12 points on the women's side. Three other NESCAC schools rounded out the top five with Middlebury College taking third place with 85 points and Tufts College (109 points) and Trinity College (178 points) earning fourth and fifth place, respectively.

On the men's side, Williams snagged four top-12 finishes, including two in the top five to edge second place, Tufts College, by 14 points. Three other NESCAC schools rounded out the top-five. Amherst College finished third with 111 total points, followed by Colby College with 117 total points in fourth place. Bates finished with 123 points to finish in fifth place.