Gorham, Maine - November 11, 2017 - Senior Jack Pinho (Prospect, Conn.) became the first Springfield College men's cross country student-athlete to earn All-Region honors since 2012, as the Pride competed at the NCAA Division III Regional Championships, hosted at Gorham Country Club just outside of Portland, Maine on Saturday.
The last time Springfield College had an All-Region student-athlete at the NCAA Division III Regional Championships was when Anthony Salvucci and Ryan O'Connell finished fifth and fifteenth, respectively, and punched their ticket to the NCAA Championships later that Fall.
Pinho helped lead Springfield College to a 24th-place finish, as the Pride racked up 722 points on the afternoon. This marks the highest team finish for Springfield College since 2012, when it finished sixth overall. MIT won Saturday's meet with 81 points, while Amherst (91), Middlebury (124), Williams (137) and Bates (211) rounded out the top five.
Pinho finished the 8k course in 25:58 to take 20th overall, earning All-Region honors at meet's end. The senior was in 35th after four miles and closed the race in strong fashion, passing 15 runners in the final mile to take 20th. Springfield College's second finisher of the day was Zack Guptill (New Milford, Conn.) with a time of 27:06.1, while Tyler Cronin (Melrose, Mass.) was next with a time of 29:07.5. Rounding out the Pride's top five was Chris Tringali (Millville, Mass.), who finished the course in 29:23.3, and James Harron (Brookfield, Conn.), who crossed in 29:37.1. Lastly, Liam Murphy (Patterson, N.Y.) clocked in at 29:47.2.