With a fifth place finish and a time of 25:43 (13th fastest in championship history), Rhode Island College junior Conor McCloskey earned New England All-Alliance honors at the New England Alliance and Little East Conference Men’s Cross-Country Championships on Saturday, Oct. 29 at UMass Dartmouth.
The Anchormen finished in 6th place out of the 14 team race and came in third out of the six-team Little East Conference field. Winning the Little East and Alliance championships was Southern Maine. Kevin Hoyt from Keene State finished in 1st place in both events.
For RIC, junior Shawn Stadnick came in 34th place with a time of 27:21 and freshman Ian LaPulme had a time of 27:27 for 39th place. Sophomore Cameron Richer finished 56th overall and junior Austin Pena ran a time of 28:14 for 58th place.
Freshman Marcus Sandoval placed 69th and sophomore Tom DeCristofaro ran for 76th place with a time of 28:54. Junior Kevin Carey and junior Kyle Mann finished out the RIC runners by finishing 93rd and 108th respectively.
For the Anchorwomen, sophomore Chelsea Marshall ran a time of 21:05 good enough for 58th place as she led her team to a 9th place finish. The Anchorwomen came in last place out of the Little East and Keene State won both championships.
Finishing in 63rd with a time of 21:15 was freshman Kayla Cataldo who was then followed by sophomore Jacqueline Hurteau who placed 68th. Senior Brittany Richer ran a time of 21:59 for 79th place and junior Allyson Bejman finished 100th and finished out the team’s runners.
Both teams will be back in action on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the 2011 Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships.