MANSFIELD, Mass. – The Southern New Hampshire University men's cross country team has been predicted to finish fourth overall at Sunday's Northeast-10 Conference Cross Country Championships. The Penmen amassed 138 points by a vote of the NE10 men's cross country coaches. The results of the polling were announced Friday.
Defending champion Southern Connecticut State University received nine first-place votes and totaled 159 points to top the poll, while American International College and Stonehill College tied for second with 152 points. AIC received the other five first-place votes. SNHU was fourth, followed by Franklin Pierce University (120) and Assumption College (110).
Southern New Hampshire returns many athletes from a team that ran fourth at the 2018 NE10 Cross Country Championships. Junior Cedric Jocelyn (Nyack, N.Y.), junior Micah Hewitson (New Market, Md.) and senior Michael Moreno (Houston, Texas) have lead the Penmen this fall. SNHU notched a first-place finish at the Shacklette Invitational at Saint Anselm College, with Moreno winning the race in 26:41.7.
The Penmen, who are fifth in the most recent United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches' Association (USTFCCCA) Division II East Region Poll, compete in the 2019 NE10 Cross Country Championships at Jamesville Beach Park, Jamesville, N.Y. on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
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