Cross Country: Norwich Men Finish 14th, Women 26th at NCAA Regionals

Cross Country: Norwich Men Finish 14th, Women 26th at NCAA Regionals

GORHAM, Maine – The Norwich University men's and women's cross country teams concluded their seasons at the NCAA Division III New England Regional Championships, hosted by the University of Southern Maine on Saturday.

The Norwich men placed 14th out of 55 teams with 441 points while the women's squad finished 26th out of 56 teams with 853 points.

The Cadet men were led by junior Brody Hale (Naguatuck, Conn.), who finished 29th overall in 26:08 on the 8k course. He earned All-New England honors with his top-35 finish, the first time a Norwich runner has done so under Head Coach Nick Cooper. Sophomore Jack McNally (Nokesville, Va.) finished in 62nd place in a time of 26:31.4. Sophomore Adam Saucier (Massena, N.Y.) finished in 72nd overall with a time of 26:43.1 while fellow sophomore Ryan English (Frederick, Md.) finished 140th in 27:58.2.

Senior Connor Lafontaine (Tolland, Conn.) finished in 144th in 28:02.3 to round out the Norwich scorers. Freshman Trenton Shimata (Colorado Springs, Co.) finished 149th in 28:02.2, while Korey Leonard was 248th in a time of 30.17.4.

In women's action the Cadets were paced by senior Haddie Lary (Randolph, Vt.), who placed 79th overall in 23:04.2 on the 6k course. Sophomore Robyn Hageman (Westlake, Ohio) placed 114th in 23:32.6 with senior Melissa Hango (Berkshire, Vt.) finishing in 24:28.1 for a 182nd place finish. Freshman Olivia Giarrizzo (Tampa, Fla.) (25:10.8, 242nd) and sophomore Madison Eline (Southhampton, Mass.) finished in 250th in a time of 25:19. Freshman Shannon Flaherty (North Yarmouth, Maine) (25:48.4, 280th) and Carisa Dekalb (San Diego, Calif.) finished in 338th place with a time of 28:03 to round out the Norwich finishers.

The regional race served as the season finale for both teams.