Cross country looks to run far

By Christine Houghton
Sports Editor

During the 2018 season, both the men’s and women’s cross country teams had very successful runs that carried over into their winter and spring seasons. 

Even though the leaves and temperature changed, the Lions remained consistent in their ability to pace and cross the finish line well before their opponents. 

The men’s season was filled with success, as they placed in the top percentages of most competitions, most notably second out of 14 at the Osprey Open and fourth out of 21 at the NJIT Highlander Challenge. 

The team capped off its season with both a conference win at the New Jersey Athletic Conference Championship and 13th out of 37 teams at the NCAA Atlantic Region Championship. 

Sophomore William Mayhew leads the race followed by his teammates (Photo courtesy of the Sports Information Desk).

The women out-performed all throughout their season, taking seventh out of 17 at the Bill Fritz Invitational, third out of 12 at the Osprey Open and sixth out of both 29 and 25 teams at the NJIT Highlander Challenge and Connecticut College Invitational, respectively. 

The women out-performed all throughout their season, taking seventh out of 17 at the Bill Fritz Invitational, third out of 12 at the Osprey Open and sixth out of both 29 and 25 teams at the NJIT Highlander Challenge and Connecticut College Invitational, respectively. 

The team also finished its season with an NJAC win, but placed fourth at the NCAA Atlantic Region Championship. The team was able to finish the season at Wisconsin-Oshkosh for the NCAA Division III Championship, where it took 19th place out of 32 teams. 

Justin Lindsay, the men’s and women’s head coach, feels confident that both teams can continue their success over the course of the 2019 season.

“I believe this can be another successful season if we execute well at the end of the season and stay committed and focused on our team goals throughout the year,” he said.

Both teams return to the track for the Blue/Gold Invitational, hosted by the College on Saturday, Aug. 31.

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