Three Hawk Runners Compete at NCAA Championships
A trio of members of the University of Hartford men’s and women’s cross country teams ran at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships, held this year at the Audubon Golf Course. Runners were faced with extremely windy conditions, which led to times that were slower than last year’s race held at Connecticut’s Hammonasset State Park.
Abbey D’Agostino, a sophomore from Dartmouth, was the first woman to cross the finish line on Saturday, clocking in at 20:25.3 on the 6k course to earn the individual crown. Syracuse took home the team title while Boston College and Cornell followed suit with second and third place.
For the Hawks, Megan Barry placed 111st overall when she turned in a time of 23:09.0. With that performance, she scored a new personal record that was two seconds better than her previous best in the distance and showed a 77-place improvement from last year’s Regional meet.
On the men’s side, Syracuse won the team title while Iona came in second and Columbia ranked third. Iona’s Leonard Korir completed the 10k in 31:10.4 to win the men’s race.
Andrew Chalmers, a senior, placed 152nd overall for the Hawks with a time of 34:25 while classmate Kevin Brandon finished 21 seconds behind to secure 171st place with his time of 34:46.