Mount Cross Country Teams to Run in NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional on Friday at Penn State

Mount Cross Country Teams to Run in NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional on Friday at Penn State

NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional
Friday, November 9, 2018
The Blue & White Course, State College, Pa.
Women's Race (6K):  12:00 p.m. | Men's Race (10K):  1:00 p.m.

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Mount Entires:
Men:  Kevin Dorsey, Benjamin Finnigan, Nicolas Fransham, Isaac Kole, Will Merritt, Mitchel Wileczek
Women:  Clarke Hooper, Erin Jaskot, Alexandra Kay, Ashleigh Kocher, Maddie Kole

Men's Update:  The Mountaineer men's cross country team captured its first Northeast Conferenced title in 20 years on October 27.  The Mount placed four runners in the top nine en route to the victory.  Nicolas Fransham, Will Merritt, Isaac Kole and Benjamin Finnigan all earned All-NEC honors as the Mount took home the team title.  For more, click HERE.

Women's Update:  The Mount St. Mary's women's cross country team finished in fourth place at the NEC Championships behind top five finishes from Erin Jaskot and Maddie Kole.  Jaskot and Kole each earned All-NEC accolades while Clark Hooper and Ashleigh Kocher finished 16th and 18th overall at the meet.  For more, click HERE.

All-NEC Performers:  The Mount men's team had four athletes earn All-Northeast Conference honors by finishing in the top 14 at this year's NEC Championships.  Nicolas Fransham finished second, Will Merritt seventh, Isaac Kole eighth and Benjamin Finnigan ninth.  It is the first time the Mountaineers have had four All-NEC runners in the same season since  1997 (Brian Rosenberg, Aaron Price, Daniel Kinyua and Tim Kitching).  On the women's side, Erin Jaskot and Maddie Kole each posted top five performances to earn All-NEC honors.  It is the first time since 2013 that the Mount women's team has had a pair of All-NEC performers in the same season.

All in the Family:  It was a good day for the Kole family at the NEC Championships this year.  Maddie, a junior on the women's team, and Isaac, a sophomore on the men's team, each earned All-NEC honors.  Isaac finished in eight place in the men's race while Maddie finished fifth in the women's race.

Last Year at the Mid-Atlantic Regional: Nicolas Fransham was the Mount's top finisher at last year's NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships, hosted by Lehigh at the Goodman Campus XC Course.  The Mount placed 21st in the field of 26 teams.  Fransham completed the 10-kilometer course in a time of 31:48.2 to finish 71st overall in the field of 180 runners.  Isaac Kole finished 106th with a time of 32:37.6 with Chris Evans (143rd, 33:14.1), Mitchel Wileczek (144th, 33:17.8) and Benjamin Finnigan (154th, 33:45.0) rounding out the Mount's top five runners.  Princeton took home the team title with 57 points.  The Mount finished in 21st place with 618 points, finishing ahead of Seton Hall, Rider, NJIT, Lafayette and Loyola.