McLaren’s Second-Place Showing Underscores Men’s Cross Country’s Showing at New England Championships

McLaren’s Second-Place Showing Underscores Men’s Cross Country’s Showing at New England Championships


When and Where: October 7, 2017 – Boston, Mass. (Franklin Park)
Result: Southern New Hampshire University – 15th/27 (337)

Senior Tyler McLaren (Pepperell, Mass.) of the Southern New Hampshire University men's cross country team finished second overall in a field of 180 student-athletes from NCAA Divisions I, II and III on Saturday, as the Penmen competed in the 2017 New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association (NEICAAA) Cross Country Championships at Franklin Park in Boston.

McLaren flew through the course in 25:25.6, which was the third-fastest eight-kilometer time in his career. He finished behind only Leakey Kipkosgei of American International College, who traversed the terrain in 24:51.3.

Freshman Cedric Jocelyn (Nyack, N.Y.) was the first NCAA Division II rookie to cross the line Saturday, as his time of 26:26.3 was the seventh-best freshman time overall. Sophomore Michael Moreno (Houston, Texas) was next in for the Penmen in 26:36.4, and junior Chris Burrill (Exeter, N.H.) checked in next with an official time of 27:09.9. Freshman Micah Hewitson (New Market, Md.) slotted in just behind Burrill in 27:24.4, while senior Andrew Tuttle (Alton, N.H.) and freshman Jack Ardrey (Milford, Conn.) rounded of the contingent of SNHU harriers in 27:52.7 and 27:52.9, respectively. 

- Four Penmen competed in Saturday's subvarsity race, which consisted of 141 student-athletes. Freshman Pedro Pereira (Danbury, Conn.) led the way with a time of 27:45.1 before junior John Sanborn (Chichester, N.H.) crossed the line in 29:30.3. Senior Gregory Keilig (Moravia, Iowa) was third for Southern New Hampshire with a time of 30:38.0, and senior Rafy Castillo (Danli, Honduras) closed out the race in 31:06.8.
- Stonehill College captured the men's team title with 119 points, and the Skyhawks were followed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (124), the University of Massachusetts-Amherst (133), Central Connecticut State University (166) and Dartmouth College (192).

What's Next:
Southern New Hampshire is idle until October 22, when it heads to Stanley Park in Westfield, Massachusetts for the Northeast-10 Conference Championship.

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