Northampton, Mass. - November 1, 2014 - Led by freshman Johnny O'Hanlon (Haworth, N.J.), the Springfield College men's cross country team finished sixth at the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship on a rainy Saturday morning at Smith College.
MIT won the championship for the 17th straight season finishing with 15 points, WPI was second with 59 points while Coast Guard had 79 points rounded out the top three teams.
O'Hanlon ran the 8k course in a time of 26:54 to finish 17th as the Pride's top runners.
Springfield's next four runners finished five spots apart, with Joe Geurds (Albany, N.Y.) crossing the finish line in 27:33 for 30th place. Jacob Simons (Naugatuck, Conn.) was right behind him, posting a time of 27:41 to take 31st, while first-year Zack Guptill (New Milford, Conn.) ran a 27:56 for 33rd place. Scott Bushey (Hebron, Conn.) was the Pride's fifth-fastest runner on the day, notching a 28:26 for 35th.
Next weekend, Springfield will run in the ECAC Division III Championships at nearby Stanley Park in Westfield, Mass.