Northampton, Mass. - October 27, 2018 - Led by graduate student Jack Pinho (Prospect, Conn.), the Springfield College men's cross country team took fourth overall with 134 points at the 2018 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships, hosted at Smith College on Saturday.
The maroon and white's fourth-place finish marks the highest for the Pride dating back to the 2012 season.
MIT took first overall with 17 points, while WPI was second with 52. Coast Guard was third with 84, followed by the Pride's 134. Babson rounded out the top five with 137 points, while Wheaton (138), Clark (229) and Emerson (252) finished out the rest of the field.
For the second-straight year, Pinho earned All-Conference honors as the graduate student completed the 8k course with a time of 27:13 to take 14th overall.
Sophomore Ryan Vermette (Nashua, N.H.) was the Pride's next finisher, as he clocked in at 28:17, finishing just ahead of teammate Russell Allen (Auburn, Maine), who notched a time of 28:19. Rouding out the top five for Springfield College was Cormac Tolan (Greenbush, N.Y.), who crossed in 28:34 and JT McMillen (Dunellen, N.J.), who registered a time of 29:14.
Junior Chris Tringali (Millville, Mass.) was next with a mark of 29:16. Also competing for the Pride was James Harron (Brookfield, Conn.), who finished in 29:29 and Liam Murphy (Patterson, N.Y.), who produced a time of 29:32.
Springfield College will now compete in the NCAA Division III Regional Championships, which will be hosted at Bowdoin in Brunswick, Maine on Saturday, November 10.
Photo courtesy of Dina Pitsas.