Cross Country Compete in NE-10 Championships

The Charger Bulletin

COLCHESTER, Vt. -The University of New Haven men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the Northeast-10 Cross Country Championships on Saturday hosted by Saint Michael’s College. The men’s team totaled 214 team points en route to an eighth place finish, while the women’s team totaled 248 team points to finish 10th.

UMass-Lowell swept both the men’s and women’s races to claim conference team championships.

The New Haven men were led by sophomore Patrick Leach who finished 34th in a time of 27:19.9. Other top Chargers finishers were Ryan Freitas in 35th (27:20.7), Alaric Best in 44th (27:44.8), Mathew Dunham in 45th (27:49.4) and Mark Kirchar in 56th (28:16.8).

For the women, junior Ashley Hardy led the way with a 23rd place finish in 19:46. Other top Chargers finishers were Lauren Dimitruck in 28th (19:53) and Melissa Tempesta in 34th (20:11).