Courtesy of Connecticut College Sports Information
WATERFORD, Conn. - The Williams
College men and Middlebury College women prevailed as the winners
at the 2013 NESCAC Cross Country Championships hosted by
Connecticut College on a picture perfect day at Harness Memorial
State Park Saturday.
Michael LeDuc of Connecticut College posted a time of 24:35 to win the men’s 8k individual title, besting the previous course record by 18 seconds. It marked the first time a Camel cross country runner had claimed an individual title at a NESCAC Championship. Colin Cotton of Williams College placed second with a time of 24:42. Defending champion Coby Horowitz of Bowdoin College finished third with a time of 24:52.
Kaleigh Kenny of Williams College topped the
field in the women’s 6k championship, tying a course record
with a time of 21:20 for the Ephs. Erzsebet Nagy
of Middlebury College placed second with a time of 21:27. Junior
Alison Maxwell used one last strong surge in the
closing 50 meters to pass Abby Barker of Tufts
University in a photo finish for third place. Maxwell’s time
was 21:43, while Barker’s official time was
The Williams College men placed three of their runners among the top nine to win their conference-best 14th NESCAC crown with a score of 51 points. This marks the sixth time in eight years that the Ephs have captured the team title. The Middlebury College Panthers scored 62 points Saturday, placing four of their harriers among the top 13 in the field. Tufts University placed third with a score of 103 points.
Bowdoin College (114) took fourth place and was followed by Colby College (117), Bates College (148), Amherst College (180), Connecticut College (201), Hamilton College (234), Wesleyan University (258) and Trinity College (353).
Middlebury College ran away from the field in the women’s race, placing five of its runners among the top nine to win its fourth title in six years and 12th overall. Williams College placed three of its runners in the top 10 to secure a second place finish with 51 points. Tufts University placed third as the Jumbos had three of their runners finish among the top 20.
Bates College scored 138 points to finish fourth and was followed by Hamilton College (147), Colby College (183), Connecticut College (188), Amherst College (192), Bowdoin College (235), Wesleyan University (289) and Trinity College (333).