Men's Cross Country Lands Four on All-NE-10 Teams, Place Fourth at Conference Championship

Photo Credit: James Buck

TEAM SCORES
INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

When and Where: October 25, 2015 – Colchester, Vt. (Saint Michael's College)
Results: Southern New Hampshire University (110) – 4th/15

Junior Nacho Hernando-Angulo (Logrono, Spain) finished third in a time of 25:05 to pace Southern New Hampshire University to a fourth-place finish at the 2015 Northeast-10 Men's Cross Country Championship on Sunday. The Penmen finished behind American International College (48), Stonehill College (72), Franklin Pierce University (81) and ahead of Bentley University (115) to complete the top-five.

Hernando-Angulo finished behind only John Chirchir and Leakey Kipkosgei, both of AIC, in a field of 156 student-athletes from 15 NE-10 institutions. Sophomore Tyler McLaren (Pepperrell, Mass.) also raced to a top-10 finish in 25:25, which was good enough for No. 8. Senior Michael Bisbee (Ashburnham, Mass.) rounded out the Penmen contingent in the top-20 by crossing the finish line No. 19 in 25:59.

Hernando-Angulo, McLaren and Bisbee become the first Southern New Hampshire University student-athletes in school history to earn All-Conference recognition in men's cross country. Hernando-Angulo was named to the first team, McLaren to the second team and Bisbee garnered third-team laurels.

Junior Jacob Wormald (Pelham, N.H.) checked in next for Southern New Hampshire with a time of 26:40 before sophomore Andrew Tuttle (Alton, N.H.) made his way through the 8,000-meter course in 26:46. Freshman John Sanborn (Chichester, N.H.) was the fifth Penmen runner to traverse the terrain in 27:28, and classmate Chris Burrill (Exeter, N.H.) completed the group of SNHU competitors with a 28:35 performance.

Notes:
 - Hernando-Angulo was the first Southern New Hampshire runner across the line for the sixth-straight race and earned his fifth top-three finish of the season.
 - McLaren finished in the top-10 for the fourth time this fall.
 - Chirchir captured the individual title in 24:55, and Kipkosgei was just one-tenth of a second behind him.

What's Next:
The Penmen are idle until Nov. 8 when they take part in the NCAA East Regional at the Hopkinton Fairgrounds in Hopkinton, N.H.

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