McLaren’s Second-Place Performance Guides Men’s Cross Country to Third-Place Finish at NE10 Championships


When and Where: October 22, 2017 – Westfield, Mass. (Stanley Park)
Result: Southern New Hampshire University – 3rd/14 (105)

Senior Tyler McLaren (Pepperell, Mass.) finished second overall in a field of 150 student-athletes on Sunday, and the Southern New Hampshire University men's cross country team totaled 105 points to slot in third at the 2017 Northeast-10 Conference Men's Cross Country Championship at Stanley Park. The third-place finish is the highest for the Penmen in program history

McLaren, who garnered All-NE10 First Team accolades for his efforts, clocked an official time of 24:57.45. His time was only topped by American International College's Leakey Kipkosgei, who blitzed the course in a time of 24:38.67.

Joining McLaren with All-Conference recognition are freshman Cedric Jocelyn (Nyack, N.Y.) and sophomore Michael Moreno (Houston, Texas). Jocelyn was next across for Southern New Hampshire in 25:53.97, which was good enough for No. 19 overall, while Moreno posted an official time of 25:56.08 to each pick up Third Team honors.

Freshman Micah Hewiston (New Market, Md.) was the fourth Penmen in the top-25 after his 26:07.05 outing put him at No. 24 overall. After junior Chris Burrill (Exeter, N.H.) completed the SNHU top-five in 26:50.97, freshman Jack Ardrey (Milford, Conn.) navigated the course in 27:01.99. Senior Andrew Tuttle (Alton, N.H.) was the next Southern New Hampshire harrier across the line in 27:14.11 before junior John Sanborn (Chichester, N.H) traversed the terrain in a time of 27:30.93. The Penmen contingent was completed with the finishes of freshman Pedro Pereira (Danbury, Conn.), senior Gregory Keilig (Moravia, Iowa) and senior Rafy Castillo (Danli, Honduras), who finished in 28:07.93, 28:19.03 and 30:04.60, respectively. 

- McLaren earns All-NE10 recognition for the third consecutive season after running to a 12th-place finish and a spot on the Second Team in 2016 and an eighth-place outing and place on the Second Team in 2015.
- It marks the second time in the past three seasons at least three Penmen received All-Conference accolades at a single NE10 Championship. The first time was at the 2015 race at Saint Michael's College.
- Kipkosgei captured the individual title for the second consecutive season, and Stonehill College edged out the Yellow Jackets, 44-46, to earn the team title.

What's Next:
Southern New Hampshire is idle until November 4, when it heads to Daemen College for the 2017 NCAA Division II East Regional in Amherst, New York.

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