Brunswick, Maine - November 16, 2019 - The Springfield College men's cross country program raced their best finish since 2012 at the NCAA Division III Regional Championships hosted by Bowdoin College on Saturday afternoon.
The Pride finished 19th out of 54 programs from around the region, which was their best finish since they came in 17th during the 2012 season. Springfield ran for a total time of 2:16.26 and earned 622 points. The finish marked the fourth best out of all NEWMAC teams.
Of all 384 student-athletes competing, Springfield had six of their seven runners finish 160th or better individually. In his second season competing at the regional meet, Russell Allen (Auburn, Maine) came in at 80th overall with a time of 26:30.37. The Physical Therapy major jumped 130 spots since his 210th finish a season ago. Classmate Ryan Vermette (Nausha, N.H.) clocked in at 26:56.21 and 113th overall. Chris Tringali (Millville, Mass.) earned a time of 27:26.45 with first-year Ryan Caldwell (Danbury, Conn.) completing the arace in 27:30.31, marking his first experience at the regional meet. Coming in at 27:37.13 was John DeRosa (Shelton, Conn.) while Adam Mula (Devens, Mass.) finished the meet at 27:41.
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