Men’s Cross Country Captures GNAC Championship

Men’s Cross Country Captures GNAC Championship

The men's cross country team captured the 2014 Great Northeast Athletic Conference Championship, hosted by St. Joseph's of Maine on Saturday.  Sophomore Adam Sachs (Ellicott City, Md.) earned GNAC Runner of the Year accolades after notching a first place finish while head coach Hollie Walton, in his first year at the helm of the men's program, was named the GNAC Coach of the Year in a vote by his conference peers.  The Wildcats finished the championship with 44 points, just one point ahead of second place Norwich who finished with 45 points.

Sachs covered the 8K course in a course win a time of 28:09 while fellow sophomore Harold Hennesey (Bolton, Conn.) also earned All-GNAC accolades, notching a time of 28:12 which was good for a third place finish.  Sophomore Alex Melnick (Port Jervis, N.Y.) rounded out the All-GNAC performers for JWU, finishing right behind Hennesey in fourth place in a time of 28:19. Freshman David Sherman (Yarmouthport, Mass.) ran a time of 29:59 which placed him in 14th while Josh Letendere clocked a time of 30:42 which was good for a 22nd place finish.  Sophomore Brandon Au (Oxford, Conn.) rounded out the top-25 performers for the Wildcats, finishing in 24th place in a time of 31:09.

The Wildcats will return to action on Saturday, November 8th when they travel to Westfield State for the 2014 ECAC Division III New England Championship, starting at 11:00 a.m. 

Team Scores

1. Johnson & Wales    44

2. Norwich                  45

3. St. Joseph's (ME)    67

4. Emmanuel               84

5. Lasell                       119

6. Suffolk                    186

7. Rivier                      200

8. Mount Ida               212


JWU Runners

1st        Adam Sachs                28:09

3rd        Harold Hennesey        28:12

4th        Alex Melnick              28:19

14th      David Sherman           29:59

22nd      Josh Letendere            30:42

24th      Brandon Au                31:09

28th      John Cappiello            31:39