Middlebury Women, Williams Men Win NCAA Cross Country Regional

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - The Middlebury women and the Williams men finished first at the NCAA Cross Country New England Regional Championships on Saturday afternoon at Mt. Greylock High School. The Panthers, the 2008 NESCAC Women's Cross Country Co-Champions, posted a score of 57 to edge second-place Williams 82. The Eph men ran away from the field, recording a score of 36 to second-place Amherst's 122 points.

Amherst senior Elise Tropiano (Plainview, N.Y.) took individual honors, completing the 6-kilometer course in 21:49. Williams senior Lauren Philbrook (Hopkinton, Mass.) was second with a time of 22:28, while Middlebury senior Alexandra Krieg (Wellesley, Mass.) was third in 22:34.

On the men's side, Williams junior Edgar Kosgey (Eldoret Rift Valley, Kenya) took top honors with a time of 25:52 over the 8-kilometer race. Tufts junior Jesse Faller (Burlington, Mass.) was second in 26:03, while Trinity senior Hunter Norte (Ellington, Conn.) placed third in 26:09.

New England Regional Team Scores

Men's team scores:  
1. Williams 36
2. Amherst 122
3. Trinity 143
4. Brandeis 158
5. Bowdoin 204
6. Middlebury 217
7. Keene St.
220
8. MIT 227
9. Southern Maine
233
10. Connecticut College    
263
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11. Tufts 265
13. Bates 330
15. Wesleyan 380
23. Colby 674
   
 
Women's team scores:  
1. Middlebury 57   
2. Williams 82
3. MIT 161
4. Colby 170
5. Amherst 174
6. Tufts 197
7. Bowdoin 224
8. Bates 268
9. Keene St.
274
10.Wesleyan 299
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11. Connecticut College    323
18. Trinity 545
   
   
   


CANTON, N.Y. - Hamilton junior Peter Kosgei (Kapsabet, Kenya) finished first once again at the men's race at the Atlantic Regional hosted by St. Lawrence University. Kosgei finished the slippery 8-kilometer course with a time of 25:18 as he led his team to a 10th place showing. The Continentals' women's team finished eighth.

Atlantic Regional Team Scores

Men's team scores:  
1. Cortland St.
47
2. New York U. 84
3. Geneseo St.
91
4. St. Lawrence 142
5. Plattsburgh St. 173
6. TCNJ 180
7. Ithaca 197
8. Fredonia St.
278
9. Brockport St.
331
10. Hamilton 332
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Women's team scores:  
1. Geneseo St. 64
2. Cortland St. 72
3. St. Lawrence
125
4. Ithaca 149
5. TCNJ 157
6. Plattsburgh St.
160
7. Brockport St.
181
8. Hamilton 221
9. Rochester 245
10. New York U.
312
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