Terriers Selected Fifth in NAC Pre-Championship Poll

Terriers Selected Fifth in NAC Pre-Championship Poll

Courtesy of the North Atlantic Conference

WATERVILLE, Maine – The Thomas College men's cross country team was selected to finish fifth in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) pre-championship coaches' poll.

Colby-Sawyer was selected to repeat as the champion after receiving six first-place votes for a total of 116 points in the pre-championship poll, while UMaine-Farmington, last year's runner-up, garnered four first-place votes for 108 points to claim second and Castleton took third with 98 points and the remaining first-place vote.

Maine Maritime was tabbed fourth with 91 points, while Thomas was fifth (70 points), Husson took sixth (66 points) and Lyndon was voted seventh (47 points). Rounding out the 2017 pre-championship poll were Green Mountain in eighth (37 points), UMaine-Presque Isle in ninth (36 points), Johnson in 10th (31 points) and New England College in 11th (26 points).

2017 Championship Information

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Location: Mount Blue High School (Farmington, Maine)
Host: University of Maine at Farmington
Time: Men's 8K Race 11:00 a.m. (women's 5K at 12:00 p.m.) 
Teams: 11
# of Male Competitors: 100 
Course Map: click HERE

Saturday's race will serve as a final tune up before the NCAA Division III New England Regional Championships hosted by the University of Southern Maine at Gorham Country Club (Gorham, Maine) on Saturday, November 11. Teams and runners are ultimately hoping to qualify for the NCAA Division III Championships scheduled for Saturday, November 18, in Elsah, Ill. at North Farm Facility.

Full NAC Release