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Pinho Named NEWMAC Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Week

Pinho Named NEWMAC Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Week

Springfield, Mass. - September 11, 2018 - Graduate student Jack Pinho (Prospect, Conn.) of the Springfield College men's cross country team was recognized for his efforts at the Smith College Inviational last weekend, as he was named the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMA) Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Week, announced by the conference offices on Monday afternoon.

Pinho, a graduate student at Springfield College, was instrumental in the Pride winning the Smith College Invitational this past weekend, as he took first overall on the 8k course with a time of 26:39.4. Pinho averaged a 5:21.7 mile time to take first overall, leading the Pride to its second title at the Smith College Invitational in the last four years.

The Pride will return to the course on Saturday, September 15 when it travels to the UMass Dartmouth Invitational, expected to begin at 10:30 a.m.