Lasell Cross Country teams wrap up season at NCAA Regionals

Lasell Cross Country teams wrap up season at NCAA Regionals

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Lasell College men's and women's cross country teams wrapped up their seasons Saturday afternoon, competing in the NCAA Division III New England Regional Championships, hosted by Bowdoin College.

The Laser women sent a contingent of seven runners and placed 52nd out of 57 schools, while the Laser men had just three runners and did not post a team score. MIT, Middlebury and Williams finished 1-2-3 in the women's team scoring, while Amherst, Williams and Middlebury took the top three spots in the men's race.

Emmanuel College was the top Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) team in the women's scoring, placing 25th, while Norwich topped the men's GNAC squads, placing 14th.

Sophomore Amanda Miller (New Bedford, Mass.) was the first Laser woman to cross the finish line in the 6-kilometer race, finishing in 308th place among 407 competitors with a time of 27 minutes, 23 seconds. Freshman Emma Murray (Wethersfield, Conn.) and sophomore Amanda Hawkes (Billerica, Mass.) came through shortly after in 318th and 319th place, respectively, each with a time of 27:35.

The next two Lasers who contributed to the Lasell team scoring were senior Ashlee DeBarros (Dorchester, Mass.), 329th in 28:06, and freshman Emma Vierling (Monmouth, Maine), 348th in 29:06. Rounding out the Lasers group were freshman Grace West (Kennebunk, Maine), 350th in 29:14, and sophomore Maggie McGovern (Worcester, Mass.), 362nd in 29:54.

Junior Matt Holden (Mehuen, Mass.) was the top finisher for the Lasell men, covering the 8-kilometer course in 33 minutes, five seconds, for a 346th place finish among the 416 entries. Junior Kyle Mullen (West Newbury, Mass.) came across the line in 362nd place in 33:58, and junior Kevin Wallin (Billerica, Mass.) was 386th in 38:25.

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