Thrice as Nice: Keene State Men's Cross Country Wins LEC/Alliance Championship

Thrice as Nice: Keene State Men's Cross Country Wins LEC/Alliance Championship

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.--Keene State College placed three runners in the top five en route to winning the Little East Conference Cross Country/Alliance championship for the third consecutive year at Mount Greylock High School on Saturday.

Hayden Patterson finished in third place to pick up All-Little East Conference honors for the second straight year, with a time of 26:39.74; likewise for Ryan Brady, who was All-LEC for the second consecutive year in 26:49.17, in fourth place.  Philip Parent was fifth in 26:49.91, becoming an All-LEC performer as a freshman.

Mark Rabasco also earned All-LEC honors, finishing 13th overall and seventh amongst LEC runners in 27:26.44.  Patrick Chabot rounded out the KSC scorers in 27:35.00, earning an All-Alliance award.

"It was an excellent effort by the men today," said acting head coach Sarah Titus.  "Phil and Hayden were up front for most of the race and Ryan inched his way into the top five."  

Keene State finished with 40 points, well ahead of second place Westfield State, who finished second with 67 points.  Southern Maine was the second placed LEC team with 111 points.

Also picking up All-Alliance was KSC's Ben Macdonald, who finished 20th in 27:51.39.  Ryan Milewski added a 32nd place finish in 28:36.35.  

Lee Cattanach of Eastern Connecticut State University won the individual medalist honors with a time of 26:24.44.  

The season continues for the Owls at the NCAA Regional Race, hosted by Williams College on Nov. 15.