Men’s cross country places fifth at NAC meet

Men’s cross country places fifth at NAC meet

WATERVILLE, Maine -- The University of Maine at Farmington men's cross country ran to a fifth-place finish at Sunday's North Atlantic Conference Men's Cross Country Championships, held at Thomas College.

Freshman Austin Gatcomb paced the Beavers, finishing 10th overall with a time of 30:03.77. Sam Leal also finished among the top 20, placing 19th in a time of 31:05.70.

Josh Wynne completed the 8000m course in a time of 31:51.82, Jamie Williams was 36th overall in a time of 32:31.13, Jackson Fortin recorded a time of 32:58.25 and finished 42nd, Andrew Davis was 56th with a mark of 34:41.34, and Andrew Carlson was 63rd in a time of 35:19.35. Josh Richards posted a time of 37:14.56, and finished 79th overall.

Lyndon State won the 2013 NAC Men's Cross Country Championship with a team score of 27, easily outdistancing second place Colby-Sawyer College with 80 point. Castleton State College was third with 84 points, just ahead of Maine Maritime Academy with 90 points.

Trailing UMaine-Farmington were New England College (162 pts.), Johnson State College (196 pts.), Thomas College (199 pts.), Husson University (216 pts.), and Green Mountain College (271 pts.).